Hiring the Best Developers

Hiring the Best Developers

"Organization doesn't really accomplish anything. Plans don't accomplish anything, either. Theories of management don't much matter. Endeavours succeed or fail because of the people involved. Only by attracting the best people will you accomplish great deeds." - Colin Powell
As one of the great leaders of our time, Colin Powell has provided a provocative insight into what it really takes to get things done. You need to surround yourself the best and the brightest. Everything else is just smoke and mirrors.
In a brain-based economy, your best assets are people. We've heard this expression so often that it's become trite. But how many leaders really "walk the talk" with this stuff? Too often, people are assumed to be empty chess pieces to be moved around by grand viziers, which may explain why so many top managers immerse their calendar time in deal-making, restructuring and the latest management fad. How many immerse themselves in the goal of creating an environment where the best, the brightest, the most creative are attracted, retained and-most importantly-unleashed?

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Comment Where I personally agree, sometimes I find that the opposite is true. People hiring don't want to surroud themselves with the smartest people they can get, it intimidates them. They rather seek for a mediocre person that fits well in the part of the organisation where they currently exist and poses no perceived threat to their current position.

Thu Feb 2, 2006 2:34 pm MST by Simon

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