One of the essential contributors to making your business successful is to hire the best employees.

These are the employees who are self-motivated, possess contagious enthusiasm, have boundless optimism, courage, and remarkable perseverance.

You let these people set the direction of the business. You allow them to excel and adapt to change. They will deliver results.

In his book, Good to Great, Jim Collins uses the metaphor of a bus trip to explain this principle.

He writes, “If we get the right people on the bus and the wrong people off the bus, then we will figure out how to take it somewhere great.”

Are you filling your bus with superstars?

A simple tip to do this correctly is to hire slow, but fire fast (obviously the people that are slowing down your bus).