Extreme Leadership in Small Business Hiring Practices - Safari Solutions

Extreme Leadership in Small Business Hiring Practices

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In 10 years of experience at Safari Solutions helping business owners hire employees, I have found that most entrepreneurs have a strong reluctance in training and mentoring. They lack the time, interest, and/or ability to do so.

Yet, on the other hand, they don’t have the money resources to hiring top talent. They are stuck in the middle! I call it The Amadeus Principle. Amadeus is Mozart’s middle name and if you ever saw the movie Amadeus, you would understand the concept of being tormented by mediocrity. Mozart’s adversary was deeply tormented by his feelings of mediocrity.

I believe business owners are similarly tormented by their mediocrity. Rising above this and reaching a level of extreme leadership is challenging. Not many achieve it. Refer to the book, The Radical Leap, for a better understanding of extreme leadership.

Only extreme leaders will invest in top talent. And top talent is defined differently for each company and each position. Top talent may be experience, it may also be simply “A’ player potential.

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