I think there is a great secret to learn from this quote. The first part of the quote is quite obvious. Everyone wants to hire the best and most of us are really good at doing this. We even have big recruitment companies that are experts on finding the best of the best that will suite us. But I would like to focus on the part “Set them free”.
Set them free
If you have a business, where success is built on every team member’s effort, and you want to fail; here you have my best tip:
- Hire the best and enslave them. E.g. make them do same repetitive work each day and make them strictly follow company policies. And the worst, shoot down ideas directly.
If you follow this tip, two things could happen. If you really hired the best, this person will realise that he/she isn’t free to use their creativity and will quit the job and choose freedom. Or if they choose to stay, they won’t be the best anymore, all creativity will be lost and you won’t value for your money.
Instead of shooting down ideas, give them a chance. Remember you hired the best! Embrace their creativity! If you want to build a successful business that is built on your employees’ achievements, then you have to simply set them free.
We are all born to be free and in freedom we can and will do amazing things!
Collaboration, shared values, respect, freedom; Embrace and succeed!