How Do You Find the Right People?

Enjoy the following content preview of “Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business.” Reserve your spot to hear more on the “Traction” methodology and EOS from our keynote speaker Mike Paton at the 2019 SPARK Conference at Vision Expo West. Read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

Part 4: How Do You Find the Right People?


"When more than one person is accountable, nobody is."

- Gino Wickman, Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business

Right Person, Wrong Seat OR Wrong Person, Right Seat?


As your business grows, it will be imperative to have the right people in the right seats. However, you will likely face to types of issues regarding your people. In order for your practice to gain traction, you will need to address both.


Right Person, Wrong Seat


In this case, the right person is the employee who shares your business' core values, but they are simply not in the right seat. This means that he or she isn't operating in their area of skill and passion inside the organization. Maybe this person was promoted to a seat that is too big or has outgrown a seat that is too small. In order to avoid hindering their growth or the company's growth, your job would be to move them into a seat that is right for them.


Wrong Person, Right Seat


This issue is when the employee excels at what they do and is clearly in the right seat, but they don't share your company's values. It may seem like this obstacle can be overcome in the short term, but in actuality, that person is chipping away at what you're trying to build. Now matter how difficult this issue is, you have to make the right decision for the long haul.


The People Analyzer


The People Analyzer is designed to clarify whether you have the right person in place or not. You simply rate each person according to their adherence to your core values. Then you set a "bar," which is the minimum standard you will accept. Click here to download the People Analyzer.



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