Hire people who you trust to “make it better”

Seth Godin had a short blog post today, but it really hit home with me. I realized that in the past, I have probably frequently had the attitude of “Don’t touch it, you might break it” with employees.

Going forward, when evaluating a candidate – I’m going to ask myself – “Am I comfortable letting this person touch it? Do I trust him or her to make it better?” If I can’t truthfully answer “Yes”, I need to pass and keep looking.