Advertising legend David Ogilvy on the hunt for great employees.
I'm guessing he was terrifying to work for.
There are five characteristics which suggest to me that a person has the potential for rapid promotion:
- He is ambitious.
- He works harder than his peers — and enjoys it.
- He has a brilliant brain — inventive and unorthodox.
- He has an engaging personality.
- He demonstrates respect for the creative function.
If you fail to recognize, promote and reward young people of exceptional promise, they will leave you; the loss of an exceptional man can be as damaging as the loss of an account.