Been toying with this blog idea for quite some time now. What has stopped me? Three things: (1) Good old fashion fear of pissing people off, (2) I don’t know how to “get” this dream to come true any better than what some people are currently trying. So I have kept my “pen” quiet.
My dream? We just hire the “best person” for the job. Not the best man…. not the best woman…. not the best gay person… not the best “fill in the blank” minority group. Just the best person for that job.
Let’s just accept today’s reality… there is a “wave” right now to get more women in executive positions and to “praise” companies that do that and “call out”/”punish” companies that don’t. For example, let’s look at Cisco. I get so tired of complaints from people talking about Cisco “not having a female” as an “heir apparent” to John Chambers. I don’t care if the person who replaces John Chambers is a man or woman, gay or straight, .. etc. I just want the person who is the best person for the job. The best person that will be Cisco’s next CEO. Just the “best person for the job“.