While it’s not necessarily scientific, the HireBetter Team has determined that there are two reasons why a new hire doesn’t work out: (1) You weren’t clear on what you needed someone to do OR (2) You failed to tell the new hire what they needed to do.
In Patrick’s experience, for a manager to get better at visualization within hiring as well as company leadership, they will find the most success in doing the following four things:
For those of you who are old enough to have watched Michael Jordan in the 80's & 90's, you'll likely remember the stories of him visualizing every shot before he would take them. This exercise isn't nearly as hard as you think it is!
According to Patrick it’s unlikely you will be “spot on” during visualization. You're probably going to make mistakes. But if you can explain what a successful day looks like for a prospective employee and they don't like
what they are hearing, they're probably going to self-select out!
Patrick Thean is an award-winning serial entrepreneur who has started and exited multiple startups. He received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for North Carolina in 1996 and achieved a ranking of 151 on
the Inc 500 in 1997.
An international speaker and the author of Execute Without Drama, Patrick has spoken to thousands of business owners on the topics of sustaining business growth, venture capital, and strategic exit strategies. He provides practical insights on building a culture of execution.