Don’t know what to look for in a high performing team? In this video, I'm going to share with you the 6 different characteristics that I look for when hiring A players.
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Over the years I’ve been involved in hiring 100’s of people for my companies.
In the early days when I started a new project I would just grab whoever was nearby and free.
There was ZERO process.
That’s why I struggled to succeed.
I’d say between the ages of 18 - 24 I worked with dozens of different people and most fell extremely short of my expectations.
I hired a bunch of duds.
I didn’t have a filter.
I didn’t know what to look for.
I had no clue what a high performer looked like.
(but apparently, “Cheap” and “Closeby” wasn’t a good way to find’em.)
That’s what this video is all about... the 6 characteristics I use today to hire incredible people.
… Driven people that buy in to your mission, and care about it as much as you do.
… Self-starters who create to-do lists, not just blindly follow them.
… Passionate problem solvers who come to me with solutions.
I stay away from the “problem” oriented people.
Be sure to watch this week’s video to understand the complete list and use it to quickly vet your next top hire.
When I’m interviewing and testing a new hire I’m always looking for the following characteristics:
- They take initiative
- Desire for excellence
- Bias for solution
- Are transparent
- Sense of urgency
- Customer empathy
If you find someone who’s talented and have these traits, then you’ve got a super-star.
Now, I know when I talk about hiring, everyone wants to ask what my top interview questions are...
If you’d like to know the answer, then I’ve got a favor to ask.
Leave a comment with your top interview questions and I’ll leave a couple of my best ones.
Can’t wait to read what you’ve got!
Dan “avoiding the duds” Martell
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ABOUT DAN MARTELL
“You can only keep what you give away.” That’s the mantra that’s shaped Dan Martell from a struggling 20-something business owner in the Canadian Maritimes (which is waaay out east) to a successful startup founder who’s raised more than $3 million in venture funding and exited not one... not two... but three tech businesses: Clarity.fm, Spheric and Flowtown.
You can only keep what you give away. That philosophy has led Dan to invest in 33+ early stage startups such as Udemy, Intercom, Unbounce and Foodspotting. It’s also helped him shape the future of Hootsuite as an advisor to the social media tour de force.
An activator, a tech geek, an adrenaline junkie and, yes, a romantic (ask his wife Renee), Dan has recently turned his attention to teaching startups a fundamental, little-discussed lesson that directly impacts their growth: how to scale. You’ll find not only incredible insights in every moment of every talk Dan gives - but also highly actionable takeaways that will propel your business forward. Because Dan gives freely of all that he knows. After all, you can only keep what you give away.
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