Line up ten managers and they’ll give you ten different answers to the question, What is your #1 job function?
You can take all the skills of all managers and pile them up and they won’t outweigh the one most important skill of a good manager: hiring great people.
If managers in your company are failing, take a look at how good they are at this one function. Managers who aren’t personally spending at least 30% (that’s one to two days per week) of their time finding, recruiting, interviewing and hiring great people, they’re not earning their keep.
What number is “The Manager’s #1 Job” in your company?