"He restored the chief cupbearer to his position, so that he once again put the cup into Pharaoh’s hand—but he impaled the chief baker, just as Joseph had said to them in his interpretation" - Genesis 40:21-22.
Joseph gets most of the attention in the Genesis story, but his 'boss' the Pharaoh also deserves some attention for his ability to promote the right people and recognize talent. In today's verse, we see Pharaoh restoring his butler while 'firing' the baker as Joseph had predicted (both had been on 'probation' in prison for some time). The butler, though quiet for two years, eventually introduced Pharaoh to Joseph, whom Pharaoh immediately promoted to be his second-in-command. What's more, Pharaoh delegated all responsibilities for famine management to Joseph, staying out of his way and giving him all he needed to do the job well. Pharaoh exhibited a keen ability to promote and hire the best person for a position while removing those who were not suited for their role. Leaders must either be skilled at hiring or have someone who is, for an organization can only be as effective and productive as its workforce enables it to be.
LEADERSHIP STEP: Your Step today is to evaluate how effective you are as a talent scout for your organization. How are your most recent hires working out? Are they a good fit, or are you now trying to work around them to make the hire look good? Is there anyone in your organization who is better at hiring than you are? Why aren't you relying on them more often? Below is an article you can read to gain more insight into the importance of good hiring skills.