Champion Leadership Tip #18 – Hire Great People, Even If They’re Smarter Than You

Some organizational leaders forget this and hire so as not to feel threatened by someone’s aspirations.

Great leaders surround themselves with intelligent team members with strengths in areas where they are not. As a Clint Eastwood character once said in one of his movies, I can’t remember which, “a man’s got to know his limitations.”

Building on Champion Leadership Tip #11 regarding leaders leading with humility, this will allow for the hiring with a keen eye to bring strong team members onboard.

Great leaders know that if the organization does well the rewards will be there, including themselves. But, they never worry about who gets the credit, so everyone wins. If organizational leaders take this approach their biggest fear should be losing those high quality people to other organizations. Which is another issue we’ll deal with next week.

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