Source: Mary Ellen Slayter (edited)
Leadership is getting results from others.
You must communicate clear expectations
Know how to hire top talent
Be inspirational = motivate based on individual needs of your people.
Show them you care about them not just as employees
Constantly develop them to be the best they can be.
Why you start business?
I’m a bad employee and got fired a lot!
Like most entrepreneurs, I am very independent, self motivated, pro-active and results-oriented. That means I am very impatient, controlling and aggressive.
I have learned to manage my behavior to the situation.
Describe your approach to hiring?
Have a clearly defined strategy of where UR going (3-year business objectives).
Define the roles required to achieve your objectives.
We developed a Performance Profile™ to assess existing staff and identify the best candidates and their strengths and weakness.
You must include retention strategies which are all about effective leadership.
Our process and tools can hire you the best people in the world for any role.
I can’t guarantee they will stay if you have lousy managers. People quit managers, not jobs.
What’s the most important trait you look for when you’re hiring?
The most important is the ability to create results in a timely manner.
Otherwise it depends on the role. Each has its own set of traits.