Right Person Right Spot Right Thing
In brief, Collins talks about getting the right people in the right spot doing the right thing. His well-known concept is getting the right people on the bus. There is much more Collins and team have published and tools for leadership. I encourage all of you to check out Jim Collins’ website and his materials. The messages are good for business, non-profits, and personal matters. It is too easy for us to get busy and focused on other things that we lose sight of what matters most. Reminders of the essential elements are always needed and appreciated.
One of the many briefs I receive is from WP Elevation. Troy Dean and crew are great in supporting the many WordPress technology persons. I find that I value nearly all of the information I gain from WP Elevation. I received this morning a short video, Behind the Scenes: The Right People on the Bus.
Troy and Simon discuss business using Collins, Good to Great concepts. The first point is getting the right people in the company doing what they do best. If you think about it, you do not want to have a skilled carpenter, who enjoys carpentry, working on computers even though he may know how. On a personal perspective, think about what you are good at and what you enjoy doing. Those two elements form a “sweet spot,” which allows you to what you enjoy and to do it well bring excellent results.
Let’s think about the carpenter, again. The person with carpentry skills needs to be in a job and location that allows carpentry work and abilities. Think about a task you had to do, but you did not have the right tools, and you had to complete the work in an environment that was not ideal for the task. An extreme perspective of that thought is whether or not you are in the right company. Let’s say there are three companies that all use carpenters. Most likely, one of those organizations is going to be the right spot for you to work while another one would best match your friend’s character and skills. It is all part of finding that “sweet spot.”
Now, let’s consider you, the carpenter, doing the right thing. You are a carpenter whose ideal skills and enjoyment come from building wooden toys. Yes, you can make homes, cabinets, and so forth. Ideally, you, the carpenter, with the right company doing what you enjoy most with your carpentry skills building cars. What a concept, eh?
Make Right Person Right Spot Right Thing Happen
Yes, ideally, we all would be working in the ideal setting doing the perfect work using skills that we do best. I can see a few of you rolling your eyes. In fact, I think I hear a few mumbled words, too.
The concepts Collins gives us are elements concerning life and work that we can strive to achieve. I suggest that you take a ½ hour to listen to Troy and Simon on the video (below) or take the time to read the article I linked above. Better yet, watch Jim Collins talking about leadership.
Think about how you can apply the principles to your life.
Write down a plan and goals to keep you focused.
- Devise a plan applying the principles. Record your thoughts on paper or computer where you can see your design daily.
- Work your plan to reach the goals.
- Revise your plan as needed.
- Continue working your plan.
You can be the right person in the right spot doing the right thing.
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