Chances are that on a subliminal level, you have already formed an opinion of a prospective employee within a tenth of a second – at least according to Princeton Psychologists Janine Willis and Alexander Todorov. You may not believe it, feeling you are a fairly good judge of character when it comes to sizing someone up. I’m certainly all for following your intuition (or “judgement and discretion” in psychometric terms). However, there are THREE questions you SHOULD ask every prospective employee – especially for senior level appointments.
A few months ago, I attended a really inspiring workshop at Omnicor hosted by Colleen McLintock (Head of People Development). The topic was Women in Leadership. We watched a 15 minute clip of a talk delivered by Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg. I found this talk so inspiring that it spurred something deep inside of me, and answered as many questions as it posed. Here’s my take on Sandberg’s talk, and my own personal experience.
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