Joe and Wanda on Management

Joe Kerr and Wanda B. Goode, two characters from Nick McCormick’s book, “Lead Well and Prosper,” dispense their management wisdom

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Hire for Attitude

23 December, 2011 (22:48) | Leadership, Management | By: Administrator

In his new book, Hire for Attitude, Mark Murphy relays the results of a study he did with over 20,000 new hires over a period of 3 years. He found that 46% of them failed (i.e. got fired, got written up, or received poor reviews) within the first 18 months. That’s a big number. Even more surprisingly, though, was that only 11% failed due to lack of skills. The remainder failed as a result of attitude.

Thoughts Joe and Wanda?

Joe Kerr: Merry Christmas everybody. I’m going to head on down to the local watering hole with my team, so we can work on our attitudes.

Wanda B. Goode: It is tough to overcome a crappy attitude regardless of the level of technical competency. That’s important to consider when hiring a new employee.

Here are a couple of related posts…

Whom Should You Hire at Start-up (Attitude Over Aptitude)
Attitude vs. Aptitude

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