Great People Decisions
post # 395 — June 26, 2007 — a Managing post
Claudio Fernandez Araoz, a senior partner at executive recruiting firm Egon Zehnder International, has just published a book offering a managerâ€™s guide to Great People Decisions.
As the subtitle suggests, itâ€™s about why people decisions matter so much, why they are so hard and how you can master them. Iâ€™m not sure one book alone will make any of us more skilled at people decisions, but this one is a good introduction to and summary of some of the latest research in the area, as well as the authorâ€™s own extensive experience. It will make you think, and you’ll enjoy the personal stories. Araoz comments:
â€œNothing is more important for your career success than making great people decisions. Just think about it: once you become a manager, everything you do will depend on the people youâ€™ve chosen: your results, your performance, your chances of being promoted, your risksâ€¦In short, your career success.â€
â€œHowever, we rarely get any type of effective education for these crucial skills! Making great people decisions is a craft, and a discipline. It can be learned, and it should be learned.â€
What have YOU learned about the craft, skill and discipline of making better people decisions. How did you learn it?