Mark Zuckerberg once said “I will only employ someone into my executive team if I can work for them ” This is a great advice from a renowned CEO of the behemoth company called Facebook. Mark already sees himself as among the best, and if he should hire someone, he has to hire the finest.
Last year, I did a project on training University students on various skills such as Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing etc. I set the date for this event which was just two months away. I hadn’t set up my team (planning committee) yet. Few days later, I informed each and every one (team) on phone about the project with their various responsibilities.
Those in charge of the publicity kicked off immediately and it was going smoothly. I flew to the city where the event was to take place with just three days to go. I had a physical meeting with the team to make final arrangements for the event.
The event was a huge success with over two hundred and fifty (250) participants. I was surprised how the event went without many challenges. Each team member knew exactly what to do with excellence. From the decoration, sound system, protocol/ registration everything was near perfect.
The point I am driving at is this: I never had countless meetings with the team because I cherry picked the best I could work with. They all had successful track records for their individual roles. All they needed to do, was to have a repeat success of what they are exceptional at doing.
I watched a particular film, although I have forgotten the name, but the quote of a particular actor reinforces this point “if you want to steal gold, you need the best team ”. If you can find them among your close friends, that will be perfect.
Warren Buffet said he meets with the CEOS of his companies once a year because he has chosen the right people to work for him.