Originally posted on Recruiter.com January 3, 2014.
Pearls of Wisdom from Leadership Greats
There is always something to be said from taking advice from those who have been there and done that. There is strength and efficiency in learning from successful people. Whether you completely agree, or think it’s total baloney, these ideals and practices are part of what got these leaders where they are today. Find out what came out of the mouths of industry leaders.
Hiring people smarter than yourself is the long-term answer to your micromanagement problem. I take it very seriously, and I encourage all of my direct reports to apply it to their direct reports, all the way down the organization to the most junior levels. This is hard to do, and we’re certainly not perfect at executing the rule all the time, but we come pretty close.
Taking a job with Southwest is like joining a cult. The ultimate employee is someone whose devotion to customer and company amounts to a sense of mission, a sense that ‘the cause’ comes before their own needs.