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Characteristics for Success


Had a nice conversation the other day with an Executive of a Vehicle Systems supplier.

He’s building his engineering team.

He brought up a few interesting questions.

Outside of experience and education, what is the best way to determine who will perform best in the role?

What particular skill set or characteristic should be valued the most?

Great questions.

These are the ones he was thinking of .

Skill mastery?

Self-discipline – doing what needs to be done, when one doesn’t want to?

Intelligence – IQ?

Something else?

Of these options, I’ve always been a believer in self-discipline as a key to success that translates to just about anything.

But wanted to get your perspective as well, on the poll below.

54-85, clouds, rain, sun, clouds ….

Make it a great day, everyone!

#SCNrecruiting #SCNinsights #SCNhiring

SCN – Search Consulting Network

Best trait someone possesses that best predicts future success in a position?

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Skill Mastery






Other – please comment below!


Jim Guerrera

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Jim Guerrera

Jim Guerrera, Managing Director, founded SCN in 2000. Jim is primarily responsible for the development of the leaders at SCN, strategic planning, the hiring and development of company associates, culture leadership, core value leadership, sales le...

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