Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Welcome to the People and Projects Podcast where you'll find interviews and insights on how to deliver projects and lead teams!

Mar 11, 2022

Hiring: Your Most Important Responsibility

It could be argued that there is nothing more important than hiring outstanding people. But the sad fact is we generally stink at hiring people. For a host of reasons, we often end up hiring what our guest in this episode calls the 90-Day Wonder—someone who, after 90 days, makes us wonder, “Why in the world did we hire this person?”

How do we avoid that? Well, today I’m excited to introduce you to Lou Adler. Lou is the author of a book entitled Hire With Your Head: Using Performance-Based Hiring To Build Outstanding Diverse Teams. The 4th edition of this classic book has recently been published and it’s filled with ideas that have been perfected over the years.

In this episode, Lou shares some of the biggest myths and mistakes that we make in the hiring process. He explains what Win-Win Hiring is and why it’s critical to the hiring process. Lou explains the difference between a great candidate and a great hire—they’re not the same. And he explains what a performance profile is and why you need to have that before you write out a job description to fill.

And beyond all the advice about hiring, Lou shares insights to help you if YOU are looking for a job. It’s a conversation I’m looking forward to sharing with you.

Learn more about Lou and his book at Also, if you're in the job market, consider checking out Lou's book The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired. His course Win-Win Hiring™ for Job Seekers – Getting Ready to Be Interviewed is available for $5 USD--highly recommended!


Join our Global LEAD52 Community

Ready to take your leadership skills to the next level? LEAD52 is your 5-minute weekly pass to leadership intelligence. You get 52 weeks of learning, delivered right to your inbox, taking less than 5 minutes a week. And it's all for free. Join us at

Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast!

Talent Triangle: Leadership


Jazzi 3 by Frank Schröter

Long Way by Frank Schröter

The Internship: The Big Interview on YouTube at