Today I promise to be brief with my blog. I’m simply going to write about some hiring tips attributed to Warren Buffet – the man from Omaha. I have written about this man and some of his entrepreneurial qualities in some of my previous blogs. Some of you could have come across these blogs I’m talking about. If you haven’t, you might have to search my blog site to try and identify those articles. Certainly Warren Buffet is a terrifically successful entrepreneur of international standards, and for this reason learning from him is a good idea.
I also mentioned before that it is vital for an entrepreneur to have people skills. Today’s blog relates to people skills. In my blog entitled Top 7 reasons why an entrepreneur needs people skills I wrote about vital reasons why an entrepreneur cannot ignore the human capital element in the business. My 7 Tips for avoiding entrepreneurs burnout might also be useful as it has some elements about delegation and leading people. You can only ignore these human capital issues at your own cost. Do you want to continue ignoring these? Please proceed if you like. At least you will not have the privilege to complain that no one warned you. Ok?
Warren Buffett once said this; ‘Look for three things in a person – intelligence, energy and integrity. If they don’t have the last one, don’t even bother with the first.’ Now, this is certainly a very powerful tip from someone who has successfully identified prime and high profile business leaders and executives that have been at the helm of his investments. Warren’s overall success is a manifestation of successful hiring and good investment decisions, among other factors. You might argue with this, but let me know your points and we discuss.
So, let’s take a quick look at the above attributes the man from Omaha talks about.
By the way, this word integrity has just made me remember that I promised in the first sentence above to be brief. I was about to get carried away as the issues were becoming more interesting, but I need to have integrity and keep my word. I think you have got my message.
So, till then, have a successful business week,
The Wise Entrepreneur