To be a great leader you must take time to think about and prepare for the future of your organization. 70% of the word “succession” is the word “success.” Who are the next leaders in your business? How many bright people are in the wings? Do you have human talent you’ll need to be impactful over the long term?
Are you, does your organization, hire people that are smarter than you? How much energy do you invest in hiring, training, resourcing and empowering bright, young talent that might actually take the business beyond what it’s capable of today? If not, are you afraid of hiring people brighter than you are; are you going to let tomorrow pay the price for your hiring decisions today?