Who Should I Hire?

by | Apr 14, 2022 | Leadership

In the book “The Ideal Team Player,” leadership expert Patrick Lencioni says you should hire people who are humble, hungry, and smart.


Let’s break that down:


  • Humble – being of little ego. An example is someone who focuses more on their teammates than themselves.


  • Hungry – they have a strong work ethic. These people are determined to get things done and have a healthy ambition.


  • Smart – this does not refer to being book smart or having pure intelligence. This person is considered “people smart.”


If you are a leader and responsible for hiring people, use “Humble, Hungry and Smart” as an evaluation tool.


Let me ask you a question, “Would you hire you?” If not, work on improving in these areas.



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