002: Avoid Talent-Picking Mistakes | George Anders | ‘The Rare Find’

By Maya Mathias | Businessmen

Talent management stumps everyone. Even the big boys.

George Anders’ book ‘The Rare Find’ has been sitting on my bookshelf for at least 2 years.  I was intrigued by the premise of the book, and knew it would come in handy someday.  Glad that day finally arrived 🙂

Through his writing, I enjoyed learning how we can self-sabotage when making hiring decisions.  As much as we want to believe that we can be 100% rational in our hiring policies, when it comes down to the wire, we can often be swayed by our emotions (and not necessarily in a productive way) when making that final crucial decision.

In this episode, I talk about how that emotional bias creeps into our decision making, and what we can do to address it.

A lot of what George writes about can be termed ‘common sense’.  But, as a family friend likes to say, common sense is rarely common.  The well-researched and well-told stories in the book are great reminders of how to ignite that common sense.

Be sure to try out the simple exercise I outline at the end of the show.  Just taking that moment to practice this exercise could save you the downstream grief of an impulsive hiring decision.

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Maya Mathias helps her clients lead with the strategic mind of a scientist, the resilient heart of a warrior and the inventive soul of an artist. Read more about Maya here.