Citrix Systems V.P. Kim Woodward discusses the importance of hiring experts who know more than you. Woodward admits to making major mistakes early on in her career. She recalls the past and states that she did not trust expert opinion.
Not wanting to hire a field expert led to a junior staff who were missing the fundamentals needed to do an outstanding job. Though this team got along, Woodwerd's choice resulted in sleepless nights and weekends spent at work.
The business woman encourages CEOs to hire experts in their specific field, stating that her lack of understanding of their importance led to a lack of personal time and a lot of time spent micro managing. This mistake was a lesson for Woodward and has ultimately shaped her professionally.