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Skills Come Second – Hire for Character

Posted by: Paul  /   Category: Interviewing / Team Building   /   No Comments
23
Jun
2015

When interviewing candidates, focus on what they learned from their parents and upbringing rather than what they learned in school or at their last job. Obviously they have to have the skills to excel in the role you are interviewing for, but the candidate’s character traits should be more important than the list of skills.

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Ego and the Zero-Sum Game

Posted by: Paul  /   Category: Leadership / Team Building   /   No Comments
02
Jun
2015

The culture of the team you are building and cultivating is critically important to the long term success of your business. People are not as fungible as many would like them to be. Everyone brings something different to the team and, if you build your team right, everyone’s contributions lead to a team that is.

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