Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
The ninth Google Leadership Lesson is:
Birds of a feather flock together
Google is known to recruit the best and brightest people into the company and then provide its employees with a competitive and safe environment where the popular “Google culture” can flourish further.
We can learn so much from this principle about our personal and company brands. We should understand that the brightest folks in the world want to work and compete with and among each other. When we begin to build our teams, it is important to remember that every hire over the course of time will develop into some type of flock.
If we have recruited bright, committed, out-of-the-box thinkers into our businesses, other similar “birds” just like the folks in our businesses will want to join. They will see the energy and creativity, and it will draw other creative energetic birds like a moth to a flame.
We should desire to be around, recruit, work for, and lead the types of people that challenge and motivate us. New ideas are often brought about by standing on the shoulders of the giants beside us;
Summing-up: Shouldn’t we surround ourselves with giants that challenge our rigor and raise our personal bars? Has your company recruited a status quo flock or a fleet of giants? Are there one or two birds that are bringing down the flock? Do we have people in our lives that tend to bring out the best or worst in us? What flock do you want to be a part of?