According to Lee Cockerell, former VP at Disney, leaders “be” and managers “do”. The fundamentals of being a good leader are simple but actually doing what you have to do to be a good leader is much more difficult.
A recent survey among North American Small businesses expect to hire more but not without hassles. All types of small businesses indicate finding the right people is a challenge and seniors are being ignored. All the more reason to hire right the first time.
Experience is a great compliment to new ideas and youthful energy. As either associates or consultants, the experience of “been there done that” may be invaluable to your practice. Surrounding yourself with like-aged individuals may not be your best approach.