Are you shortlisting candidates for an executive or senior role? The best way to gauge if you are hiring the right candidate is to see his people interactions.
Have you used an online advertisement to recruit candidates for your own organization? Sometimes an error can prove to be a great way to find who to shortlist, and who to pass on.
What is the single most important attribute I would look for in an employee, contractor, or partner? No, it is not ambition, or even talent. It is something much closer to my heart.
If you are looking for a candidate at your department or company, would you prefer a candidate with raw energy, or someone with tactfulness and EQ?