It would be hard to imagine that there are many people on the planet who haven’t heard of The Brady Bunch.
Me? Well, I’m one of those people who saw it before the over-explosion of Brady Bunch re-runs.
Ah…The Brady Bunch and Friday nights. Nothing better as a young girl and Greg Brady was so cool and cute! (Hey, I was really young.)
And, every now and then there’s a few lessons that stand up through the test of time.
The “Johnny Bravo” episode is one of them.
Picture the opening scene: The Brady kids are auditioning to sing on a television show when it happens. They’re spotted by an agent! I mean what are the chances, right? You can only begin to imagine the excitement.
Then things start to get serious and Greg, being the oldest and wisest of all of the Brady kids, speaks to the agent alone to discuss this deal.
Excitement continues to build but here's the thing...
The agents are only interested in Greg and not the rest of the Brady kids. So Brady drama ensures and long story short --- Greg, with the other kids’ blessings, decides to work alone. He agrees to perform, not as Greg Brady, but as “Johnny Bravo.”
They even give him this “groovy” suit to wear.
Greg then records a demo but when he listens to the playback, he discovers they’ve severely altered the sound of his voice.
Why, it’s not Greg at all!
You can imagine Greg’s heartbreak and disappointment and then the most compelling words ever spoken:
Greg: “What do you need me for?”
The Agent responds: “Because you fit the suit.”
Over to you:
What about you? How do you hire? Do you hire because someone “fits the suit” or do you hire because of the unique skills that someone can bring to the role?
And to job seekers: Beware of someone who only wants you for one thing!
Here you go. Enjoy. You can watch the recap of the episode in less than five minutes.
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hiring!
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