12 Ways to Determine if You Are Hiring Employees or Strategic Partners

With a seeming plethora of talent out there in the “hiring pool”, the model of an excellent candidate to work for your company should have changed. Has it? Are you truly utilizing the resources available to the fullest potential?

  • An Employee works IN the business, however a Strategic Partner works ON the business.
  • An Employee works on the Details, however a Strategic Partner works on the Big Picture.
  • An Employee is a Doer, however a Strategic Partner is a Leader.
  • An Employee works a Job, however a Strategic Partner builds an Asset.
  • An Employee is a Role Player, however a Strategic Partner is a Coach.
  • An Employee works in a Reactive mode, however a Strategic Partner works in a Proactive mode.
  • An Employee is a Builder, however a Strategic Partner is an Creator.
  • An Employee Does Things Right, however a Strategic Partner Does the Right Things.
  • An Employee works Day-To-Day, however a Strategic Partner has a Long-Term View.
  • An Employee Works Hard, however a Strategic Partner Works Smart.
  • An Employee Shifts Gears, however a Strategic Partner Shifts Mindsets.
  • An Employee makes Excuses, however a Strategic Partner makes Progress.

If you keep doing things the same way, you will continue to get the same results! What are you doing to be different, to stand out from the competition? More importantly, what are your customers have to say about your company on this subject?

Christopher Gould – President

Gould Design, Inc.