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Enjoy this interesting article from our guest contributor, Chris Hardwick

In 1965, a psychologist named Bruce Tuckman developed a well known model that captures the various stages of team development. Tuckman’s five stages of team development include forming, storming, norming, performing, and adjourning. Each one of these five stages of team development represents a step towards developing your team, aligning it towards your vision and completing the team objective. 

How do you get the right people on your team? 

Who do you want on your journey to achieving your goals

Here are some points to ponder when deciding who should have an exclusive seat on that journey of team development.  

  • Will this team member help propel you, your team and the goals forward or would they hold you back from accomplishing your goals?
  • Does this team member have the right attitude?
  • Do they work well with others? 
  • Are they an individual who can keep you, your team and themselves accountable?
  • Do you see them playing a significant role in helping you achieve the outcome?

Hire for Attitude & Train for Skills

You may probably have heard of the phrase “hire for attitude and train for skills.” From my years of experience as a Business Owner, CEO, Project Manager and Entrepreneur the most successful companies thrive leveraging the key ‘core people’ proposition. 

There are 5 key reasons why you ought to hire candidates based on their attitude as opposed to their skills. 

  1. Most of the top leading brands and companies, the world over, do it all the time.  
  2. A candidate who has the right attitude equates to one that can be easily coached. 
  3. Employees with the right attitude tend to have a fresher perspective and dedicated approach to the work at hand.
  4. Employees who have personal values that align with the values of the team/organisation will make them better engaged with your vision. 
  5. A skilled candidate can come with bad habits that need to be untrained to fit a new environment. 

Here are some examples of why hiring an employee who possesses lesser experience, but has the right attitude can...

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