What comes to mind when you hear the word genius? Wild white hair? A slight German accent?
Well, your bank or credit union doesn’t need to hire an army of Albert Einsteins to have geniuses work for you. Hiring geniuses means putting the right people in the right seats on the bus…and it means those seats give team members energy and fulfillment at work.
Here’s how to hire people who can be “geniuses” at their positions:
- Understand the Working Genius Model – Before you start hiring geniuses, you need to understand how they work. The Working Genius model, based on Patrick Lencioni’s book, describes the workflow like an airplane’s descent. At 30,000 feet, you discover problems or opportunities. At 10 feet, you’re pushing a project over the finish line. Different “geniuses” (strengths) correspond to different “altitudes” in the model. For an in-depth review of the model, it’s best to enlist a certified Working Genius facilitator.
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