Hire someone well rounded. It’s common advice you can read almost anywhere. Whether you’re hiring someone internal, or picking a partner, -look for well roundedness.
Of course, if you have an unlimited budget, you can hire individual specialists at everything. But if you’re like the rest of us, you need to find people who can focus on the generalities as well as the specifics.
Some advantages of well roundedness:
- You have a large world-view
- You can see how things interconnect
- You have a care for what’s over the horizon, -even outside of your specialty
- You have an ability to see where your skills recede. not just end… but recede.