Date Added: Oct 2010
A manager with even the keenest eye for hiring doesn't solve all of the company's problems at that early stage. Experience in personnel management shows that it isn't enough simply to hire the best - it is no less important to create an environment conducive to productive work. In a fable by Ivan Krylov, a swan, crayfish and pike are all highly capable individually, but completely unsuccessful when trying to pull a heavy load together, because they have completely incompatible ideas about which direction to pull. The French national team surely consisted of great players but never came together as a team, exiting the last World Cup rather ingloriously.