If you’re involved in the hiring process, you might spend a lot of time “fishing” for the right candidate, without truly knowing what you’re after – what the real vision for the role is.
Jobs, like the sport of fishing, have descriptors – tasks, skills, and practices that are integral and necessary. But those descriptors are dwarfed in importance by the job’s vision. Because the means by which a person does something are usually less important than what gets done and how well it gets done.
My recent guest blog post on Thought Leaders, LLC discusses this topic in some detail. I’d encourage you to give it a read.