Feb 25, 2007

Rebels and Performance

Who would you have on your team more? A rebel or a guy who keeps himself on line?

I think the answer is obvious. Most people would shy away from hiring a rebel. The time and cost in managing a rebel makes it a easy decision to justify.

And if you have a business that's stable, with no major changes expected, the "other" perspective of the rebel is not really needed. After all, innovation requires change. And change is hard for others to get used to.

However, the reality is, there are no stable businesses any more. Specially not if you work in India. So are you still shying away from hiring or coaching rebels?