In this Growth Engine Daily Video, just something on my mind after watching Argentina - Iceland game in the World Cup.
That is the right person for the job ''at that moment in time''.
So, quick backdrop, big football fan.
Those who don't know, big Evertonian, so I like to play football the right way.
Especially you Reds over at Stanley Park, I'd love to hear what you guys are going to say about this.
But outside of that, I was talking and relating this recent instance in this Argentinian - Iceland game, that the right person for the right job.
But then, put an extension onto that; 'At that moment in time'.
Here's the story.
One - one, Aguero scored for Argentina.
I can't even pronounce the guy's name who scored for Iceland, I apologise for the pronunciation.
But, one-one in the game, 63, 64 minutes.
Argentina was killing them all over the park but couldn't score.
The penalty is given.
So, the person who picks up the ball and puts it on the spot, Lionel Messi.
There's nobody in the world who's going to argue with me, or me against, that Messi's not the right person to take a penalty because of what he is and what he isn't.
But my challenge is, was the right person in that game to take that penalty?
By the way, the outcome of that is he missed.
The Icelandic goalkeeper who's actually a part-time film director, and he even did the Eurovision song contest for Iceland as a production director on film in 2012.
Messi wasn't having the best of games in my view, and it's only an opinion, but he certainly wasn't having the best of games.
Aguero had already scored in the game, so confident, bullish, buoyant.
But Messi picked up the ball and put it on the spot.
Took the penalty, weren't a great penalty.
Better save than it was a penalty miss.
At that point, obviously, one-one-on the game, World Cup, go from there.
So, I've already discussed that Messi taking the penalty, you could argue, is right.
But my challenge to you is, I don't think it was right in that game;
I think people like Aguero, Mascherano, people like that who've got good penalty-taking records, a lot more confident in that game.
Messi was flat, it wasn't like Ronaldo the night before when he scored a hat trick.
I'm just wondering if you're in your business, and you're looking at the people who are doing specific jobs.
Maybe managing a key account for a customer
Maybe having to sort that exceptionally difficult problem out that keeps raising in HR or with a supplier.
Yeah, you could say in HR, well that's the HR Director's job or if it's a supplier, that's my Purchasing Manager's job.
If we are down on Sales or Marketing, Sales and Marketing Director's job.
But I'm challenging you, I think that the great leaders are the ones who actually assess the situation there and then.
Just because we've got a penalty and just because we've got Messi on the team, is it right to give Messi the ball?
I'm challenging that I don't think it is.
So in the HR situation, you know, we've got maybe an employee who's a little bit rogue.
Is the HR Director the best person?
Because as soon as the HR Director gets involved.
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