Are you hiring an Expense or an Investment?

Updated: Jun 30, 2021

Are you seen as an investment or an expense?

The Question is what is the difference?

Is the candidate trainable/ coachable?

One of my favorite leadership movies Miracle (2004), it's a sports movie based on the true story about the United States men's ice hockey team, led by head coach Herb Brooks in 1980.

The coach took significant heat for not accepting a hockey superstar for the 1980 US Olympic team. The coach said the superstar wasn't a team player and he wanted a tight team. None of us are as good or smart as all of us!

I always assess for and recommend talent that is coachable and a team player. I used to ask our managers if their team would be be better, an improving investment each year. I told them that was how I evaluated their value as managers.

Leadership is not about being the best! Great Leaders make everyone else better!

Talent that is coachable, excited about the team, the organization and the vision can be inspired to exceed even their expectations! John R. Daley