Bosses who tell you they can't hire good workers are usually telling you they're poor bosses. They're telling you they aren't providing sufficient incentive for people to meet their standards. Or if they have provided the incentive, they haven't provided sufficient nuts and bolts, real-world training and direction, leaving their people wanting to climb the mountain but without a clear enough trail to follow. To mix metaphors a bit, they aren't adding enough water to the glass.
Barry Maher speaks, writes and consults on leadership, management, communication and sales. And he's an acclaimed and motivational keynote speaker. His books include, "Filling the Glass" which as been cited by Today's Librarian as "[One of] The Seven Essential Popular Business Books." Visit his website and sign up for his free newsletter at www.barrymaher.com or contact him at 760-962-9872.
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