The burgeoning literature on matching managerial skills to business strategy is a testimony to the fact that people now recognize the increasing importance of human resources in creating value and sustaining the competitive advantage of a firm. In the light of this, could employers in Tanzania follow this approach? This paper looks at the selection methods used by organizations in Tanzania and models of matching managerial skills to business strategy advocated by a number of authors. The paper then concludes that matching a manager to a business strategy needs learning. However managerial characteristics are difficult to change as business change. At best the matching concepts suits manual and technical jobs.