I'm Not a Boss, I'm A Servant
Question: What are the qualities you look for in a new hire?
Russell Simmons: Well I like to hire people who I think are motivated to be good servants. I don’t really like bosses. I’m not a boss, I’m a servant, and so I want people to know that if they watch out for everyone else and they are a great team player, then they ascend.
My favorite Presidents were interns, I watched them grow. They act like interns when they’re presidents. They still want to get everybody’s coffee. They want to get their hands dirty. I like people who don’t really recognize the difference between themselves and the people that they are part of a management team for.
The hip hop mogul doesn't like bosses, and therefore looks to hire people who like to get their hands dirty.
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