Overall Rating: 4 Stars
"Making great people decisions is an essential life skill."
Organizations are all about hiring and promoting great people. But finding the best person for the job can be difficult. Making great people choices can help drive organizational performance and also greatly impact the chances of personal success. However, most people receive little if any formal training in this area. How can CEOs and managers expect to solve organizational problems and increase their likelihood of personal success if they don’t have the training or the tools to call upon?
"Great People Decisions," by Claudio Fernandez Araoz, is a practical and comprehensive guide that addresses every aspect of the search for great people. Araoz relies on his 20-plus years of experience in the profession of finding great people and provides expert advice in every aspect of the search including the when, what, where, and how of great people decisions with additional information about how to best integrate and motivate people into an organization.
Araoz wrote "Great People Decisions" for managers who currently are relying on their gut instincts when hiring and promoting, and who desire a tool kit to help improve their personal competence. The author's advice is practical and timely, and provides valuable information for an age where the economy places an enormous premium on a scarce commodity: talent. It's important for a manager to learn this craft because, as Araoz points out, great people decisions are not an art, but a learned life skill that when mastered, will enhance and improve personal relationships, increase professional satisfaction, and ultimately provide organizational success.
Buy Great People Decisions: Why They Matter So Much, Why They are So Hard, and How You Can Master Them.
Melissa F. Thompson is project manager/instructional designer at Innovative Print and Media Group in Phoenixville, PA.