leaders first need to get the right people on the bus, get the wrong ones off the bus, then figure out where to drive the bus.
Collins identifies ‘three simple truths’ to this theory:
Begin with the people, rather than the direction and you can more easily adapt.
If you have the right people, the issue of how to motivate and manage people largely disappears.
If you have the wrong people, it doesn’t matter what your direction, you won’t have great success (Collins 2001b).
The emphasis of this theory is on the order in which tasks are completed. First get the right people, and then lead the strategy