The only perfect employee is the one you haven’t hired
The only perfect employee is the one you haven’t hired.
I am not a super patient person (cue the laugh track). So, when people frustrate me, I find myself daydreaming about that better person that I really should be able to find.
That person who understands me even when I am entirely unclear.
That person who is both an auto-didact and detail driven.
That person who clients love, even when they deliver bad news.
I’ve never found this perfect person.
I’ve been lucky to work with a lot of good people. But everyone needs training. Every relationship takes work. Everyone is good at some things and not so good at others.
In other words, everyone is human.
So, when you think about your people challenges, it’s always important to remember that there will never be a person who doesn’t need help. Can’t be better. Isn’t sometimes frustrating.
Which will help you focus on working with the people you have rather than dreaming about the perfect ones that you’ve never hired.