You read it right, don’t hire for skills. But hire for attitude, attitude to succeed. People with achiever attitude will find their own way.
The excerpt below is my go-to mantra while hiring new members to my team:
Great companies don’t hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them. People are either motivated or they are not. Unless you give motivated people something to believe in, something bigger than their job to work toward, they will motivate themselves to find a new job and you’ll be stuck with whoever’s left.