What know you ready?
People are never ready. Waiting for people to be ready for responsibility is like waiting to plant a seed and expecting it to grow. All a person needs to start is a good attitude and a willingness to learn. Placing responsibility in the hands of people with those two attributes are not guarantees, but they are our best shot. Too often we over-emphasize experience, education, and expectation in our estimation of what ready means. I can do a lot more with a good attitude and the humility to want to learn than I can with someone who expects to have responsibilities because they already know from experience and education.