"What characteristics will make someone successful in your environment?"


I hold an interview with every candidate that is hired in my organization no matter what level or team they join.

Usually only lasts 10-20 minutes, but I want to meet everyone we are going to hire.

This week I met a candidate for our Support team and he asked me that very insightful question above ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ

Here was my answer:

Energy
No "Eeyores" allowed; Bring everything you have every day

Energizer
Help energize your team mates as well

Edge
Make good decisions, quickly

Execution
Get the job done, no excuses

Passion
Bring a growth mindset and curiosity


A good enough list, so I thought.

Then this guy completely blew my mind...

He said, I think I'd add "coachability" to your list. "I'm willing to take feedback and coaching and use it to improve myself and the company."

Spot on.. Feedback is a gift.

Actively seeking it is the sign of a true pro.

So now I'll be adding a "C" to the 4Es and a P.

What high performance behaviors do you look for when bringing on new team members? ๐Ÿ‘‡

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