I have interviewed various people the last week that were all capable of doing the job I do, of course I liked most of them. I then started to wonder do I sell to myself sometimes and do I need to go back to basics when looking for people to grow our business. We want people that really want to do this and love what they do. We want people that have self motivation and understand our mission, the "why do we do this everyday". I believe that if you have these traits then the clients you work will value you and make you a commodity they cannot live without. We want people with a personality, not just that but a quality that you cannot teach. Believe you are destined for good things and good things will find you.
A recent international study surveyed more than 500 business leaders and asked them what sets great employees apart. The researchers wanted to know why some people are more successful than others at work, and the answers were surprising; leaders chose “personality” as the leading reason. Notably, 78% of leaders said personality sets great employees apart, more than cultural fit (53%) and even an employee’s skills (39%). “We should take care not to make the intellect our God; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.” –Albert Einstein The problem is, when leaders say ‘personality’ they don’t understand what they’re referring to. Personality consists of a stable set of preferences and tendencies through which we approach the world. Being introverted or extroverted is an example of an important personality trait.