• Five traits needed when putting together your team. You can surround yourself with an outstanding team by concentrating on the traits common in high performers. In your hiring process, look for high work ethic, team leadership, past performance, adaptability, and focus under pressure.
  • Work Ethic – Team Leadership.Has this person demonstrated that they did way more than was expected? They aren’t afraid to take the initiative. Your team needs someone with a lot of talent and initiative. Look at their past accomplishments, what the expectations were, and how they exceeded their expectations. Their team leadership skills should demonstrate that in conflict situations, they can persuade and influence their team members.
  • Past Performance – Adaptability – Focus Under Pressure. Future performance is best predicted by past performance. Their performance profile will predict future performance. They need to adapt quickly to new situations that arise. Ask visualizing, problem solving questions, and ask them how they would handle the situation. How can they perform under pressure? Determine this in the hiring process.