From the book “Good to Great” by Jim Collins.
“Executives who ignited the transformations from good to great did not first figure out where to drive the bus and then get people to take it there. No, the first got the right people on the bus (and the wrong people off the bus) and then figured out where to drive it. They said, in essence, “Look, I don’t really know where we should take this bus. But I know this much: If we get the right people on the bus, the right people in the right seats, and the wrong people off the bus, then we’ll figure out how to take it someplace great.”
Three simple truths:
1. If you begin with “who” rather than “what,” you can more easily adapt to a changing world.
2. If you have the right people on the bus, the question of how to motivate and manage people largely goes away.
3. If you have the wrong people, it doesn’t matter whether you discover the right direction; you still wont have a great company.
Great vision without great people is irrelevant.”
Something to ponder…… Can the governement attract and maintain enough of the “right people” to be GREAT? Are our leaders keeping their eyes open for the right people to be on that bus?
What do you think?