Saturday, April 3, 2010

The great challenge of managers

‘”Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life thinking it is stupid.” Albert Einstein.

Einstein lays out the problem and the solution very nicely. Organizations typically ignored the message and seek to fill slots with individuals they believe are compatible with the task. In far too many instances the individual fails to accomplish the task because their talents are not being directed in the most fruitful manner. The challenge of a manager is to harness an individual’s talent into performance that benefits the organization.