Enlisting People Is Leadership

Enlisting people is leadership, and there are no “right” people. Do the people we enlist share our vision and our values, and are they qualified and skilled enough to carry them out? Do they enjoy what we’re working on? Are they professionals, even if they’re not paid? Do they want to learn? Do they want to work with us? Do they like us?

Then they’re right.

Enlisting the first person we can find to fill a slot is a mistake, but so is carrying more than we ought to while we wait for the “right” person.