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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Two Choices


Rick Phillips, owner of Arena Technical Resources and host of the Rick Phillips Open, was looking across his desk fifteen years ago and said, “You have two choices. You either recruit smart or manage hard.”

Never seen Rick manage hard.

I used that line a half dozen times in the past week. I wonder if it’s something in the air?

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3 comments:

Bruce Goldstein said...

Making sure people bring a solution when they point out a problem is one of the best things I've heard this year. It's simple to complain about a problem, but getting people to invest themselves into the solution is great in that it will reduce unproductive complaining and offer possible answers to problems. Thanks.

Dick Davies said...

Bruce, THAT would be a great Post! Good thinking!

Jack Gates said...

Dick:

Either way you will not get bored.

Much more fun if you have the right people around you.

Is your role to get results or to develop staff? If it's the latter, check your job description to see if there's a typo in your title. Leaders lead, Managers implement, supervisors train (develop), workers do.

Enough said.