The coach of a youth sport team said the he doesn’t care about talent. “Those that come to me either fill the position I put them in or they can go!”
While one might argue how easy or difficult it is to spot talent in a youngster—wouldn’t you agree that this is the wrong approach?
What happened to try-outs; to find out weaknesses and strengths? Can you really properly coach or mentor without knowing the talents of the players?
Sure, coaching a team of 11 stars isn’t easy. But neither is directing a movie with 11 stars; leading a stars only sales team; managing a group of excellent programmers…
You get the point!
Still, many try to lead by forcing the “Fit in or get lost” rule.
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