On one of our recent podcast episodes
, our other founder Steve Hooker talked about the way he builds and maximises talent on his team.
Now, Steve is also the CEO of Resimax Group, which is a highly successful property development business in Australia. And he is a fantastic person to talk about this because as he puts it, the group under his leadership has seen almost NO staff turnover. Unheard of, right?
The secret to Steve's successful leadership is that he focuses on the HOW and not the who.
Rather than chasing the unicorn, Steve acknowledges that humans are all diverse and individual beings. So to get all the benefits that come with diversity and inclusiveness, you've got to make the effort of working around people.
"It's about how can we work differently, to make what is different about you, work with how we're going to work?" Steve said.
What he's saying is that you need to shift gear: get to know your people, and change how you work together so that it works for everyone. I know it's easier said than done but as Steve said to me, "The easiest thing to do is to let people go, and not help them or not work around them, but that's not
actually the easiest way".
I couldn't agree more.