The article What Great Leaders Know: It’s About Getting the Right People on the Bus.” references the book, Good to Great, by Jim Collins.  Great read.  But Jim’s analogies focus on large corporations.  I will often suggest “required” reading for new managers or business leaders that I work with, and Collin’s book is typically one of the recommendations (along with First Break all the Rules and Five Dysfunctions of a Team).  Often my small business clients will ask me….what about the small guy?  Hiring an employee is possibly one of the most important decisions any business makes. This is particularly true for a small business. While finding “the right” candidate can make a huge difference to a businesses bottom line, the cost of hiring a wrong or unsuitable candidate can be a disaster. Since small business owners typically have only a few employees, it is all the more important that each of…

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