Recently I met with David Williams who has been instrumental in building Geldards into a leading East Midlands law firm.
Among numerous insights that David generously shared with me was his observation that you will employ people who are crazy and people who are sane. His job, he reflected, has been to make sure that every crazy person in his organisation was paired with a sane person.
Putting crazies with crazies is a recipe for chaos. But putting the sane with the equally sane means surefire stagnation.
I’m all in favour of giving my organisation a crazy edge, but I don’t think our business would work if we were completely bonkers.