I’ve heard the old saying many times that you can always expect to have a mix of “A” players and “B” players in any team… I get it that in medium and large companies, to grow to scale, you inevitably have to accept this to some degree.
Luckily, we have a small team and I have no plans to hire 50 people in the near future. So, my approach is different: I want a 100% A team.
Now, this is hard to do. I already have an all-star team but I know how hard it is to grow while keeping the quality bar super-high.
It can take 6 to 12 months to find the right person, but as we all know, once you’ve found them and add them to an already solid team, you can do magic... also, it’s just so much more fun for everyone on the team when you’re working on big ambitious projects, with great people every day.
So, that’s what I’m trying to do… but it begs the question: How do you find these ninjas?
Here’s my current thinking around how to recognise these rock stars:
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