Should I Keep Hiring People Smarter Than Me? Ask Madeleine

Great article about one of the fears in the hiring process. If you can relate- this will likely be very helpful! Enjoy!

Blanchard LeaderChat

Woman Hands Typing In A Laptop In A Coffee ShopDear Madeleine,

I have been managing people for a couple of years now. I enjoy it, and the people who work for me are thriving. My problem is all the new technologies in my field.

I have a good business sense (recent MBA graduate) and I am comfortable with technology but as I continue to hire and manage people with advanced skills, I realize I haven’t the slightest idea how to help them execute their tasks—and I certainly wouldn’t be able to do the job myself in a pinch.

My newer staff members are young and, I feel, much smarter than me in a lot of ways. Is this normal? I feel like I’m out of my league. —Out of My League

Dear Out of My League,

Yes. This is normal. Do you think your CEO would have the vaguest idea how to do your job? No—she is focused…

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About Joe Passkiewicz

Joe Passkiewicz is a management consultant working in the construction industry and lead contributor of Leading By Serving, Leadership is for Everyone.

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