Don’t expect to hire motivated people and not be challenged.
Motivated people are leaders – they aren’t ‘yes’ people.
They are going to challenge your ideas. They are going to ask why you want to do something (to ensure that it makes sense and they understand where it fits in the big picture.)
They are going to challenge your timelines – to ensure that they can do great work in a reasonable time frame (vs. scrambling to do everything last minute, dropping balls and ending up with a half-ass result.)
They are going to challenge how you think things should be done if – based on their expertise – they know there is a better way to accomplish the goal. They aren’t just always going to default to ‘the way it’s always been done.’
They are going to get frustrated if you try to micromanage them – If you hold on too tight or hang over their shoulders watching their every move.
They will get bored and leave if you can’t make up your mind – if they are left waiting for you to decide what you want next.
They will get annoyed and leave if you keep changing your mind – there is nothing more frustrating to a motivated person than having to start over ‘yet again.’
Motivated people ask for your trust and clarity so that they can do what they do best.
Here’s to the motivated people in our lives and on our teams – together we can do it all (and more!)