First Who...Then What

first, get the right people on the bus and the wrong people off the bus

Then figure out where the bus is going

the right people do not need to be tighly managed

Wells Fargo

Hired the best people whenever and wherever without a specific job

"if I'm not smart enough to see the changes that are coming, they will."

Not a "Genius With a Thousand Helpers"

It's who you pay, not how you pay them

purpose is not to motivate the wrong people, but to get and keep the right people

The right people will do the right thing regardless of incentives

Rigorous, not ruthless

Good to great companies have rigorous cultures

in a rigorous culture, the best employees do not need to worry about their jobs

How to Be Rigorous

Practical Discipline #1: When in doubt, don't hire

Practical discipline #2: when you know you need to make a people change, act

Practical Discipline #3: Put your best people on your biggest opportunities, not your biggest problems


Transformation begins with the right people on the bus

First decide who is on the bus then where the bus is going

good to great leaders were rigorous not ruthless

Thank You


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