|Flights of fancy...|
|I don't know what|
you're talking about...
But a couple of business advice writers do seem to stand the test of time well. One of those writers is Jim Collins, author of Good To Great and Built To Last which have been spectacularly successful. In 2009, Mr.Collins authored yet another best seller called How The Mighty Fall, which had some exceptional insights.
In the book, Mr. Collins noted that for a successful company to survive and prosper it had to attract and retain "the right people". Here's how he suggested that you find those right people;
* The Right People fit the credit union's core values.
Great credit unions build a culture, hire people already predisposed to that culture - and then keep them!
* The Right People don't need to be tightly managed.
Explain the goals; explain the rules; get out of their way.
* The Right People understand that they do not have "jobs".
They have responsibilities - and want more responsibilities.
* The Right People fulfill their commitments.
Never promise what they can't deliver; do what they say they will do.
* The Right People are passionate about the credit union and its work.
Nothing happens without passion. They display a remarkable intensity.
* The Right People display "window-and-mirror" maturity.
When things go right they point out the window giving credit to others; when things go awry they "look in the mirror" and accept responsibility.
...intense, passionate, driven, ardent, spirited, yearning for more....
( kinda' sounds like a "bodice ripper", doesn't it!)