Two Minute Drill: First Who, Then What
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill! Today’s topic of conversation is first who then what, which is a little preview of what you’ll hear more about on my live webinar this Thursday.
Having the Right People
I am super excited because on Thursday at 01:00 P.M. EST, I am giving a live webinar on this entire topic. I first learned about the concept of First who, Then what, from the awesome business book Good to Great by Jim Collins. Now, he has many pearls of wisdom in this book but what I love about chapter two, entitled “First Who, Then What”, is that it deals with the human side of leadership and that’s something that just fascinates me. It is always about how you work with people, how you inspire people, and how you motivate people in order to help them get to their unique abilities and be their best selves.
Now, when it comes to bringing these people into the organization, first Who, how do you know who the right person is?
Well, three quick things I’ll talk about, and I’ll dive a lot deeper into this on Thursday but there are three important elements. One is they have to align with your core values. If you don’t have your core values written down yet, come to the webinar on Thursday and we’ll talk about how to do that. Secondarily, you want to bring people into your organization who are disciplined. Disciplined people with disciplined thought take disciplined action. I watched the Super Bowl this past weekend. They were always talking about their teammates working so hard, getting up at 06:00, a.m. running pass routes, looking at game plans in order to achieve the goal of being world Champions. Lastly, you want to work with people that you actually like. I’m blessed, I have super talented people on my team, they align with my core values, and I also really enjoy their company.
So, when you think about first who, it’s really important that you have the right people aligned with your core values, that they’re disciplined, and you enjoy working with them.
When it comes to then what are the actual responsibilities of the role? Well, come and join us on Thursday and you’ll find out.
That’s this week’s two-minute drill. I’ll see you next week or I’ll see you this Thursday at 1 pm.