What Leaders Want

I am in the process of completing another chapter in my next book and I wanted to share some of the research I’m working on.  I asked key leaders of small and large companies (like American Express, McCarthy Construction, IPC The Hospitalist, Starwood) what they looked for when hiring, promoting and firing people.  You won’t be surprised to find out they will not let the spoiled brats, or other bad behavior get in the way of running a successful company.  You will note it is all about personal responsibility, developing yourself and especially communications!

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NO to:
•    Negative comments
•    Arrogance and self absorbed
•    Withdrawn and don’t participate
•    Lack of tact
•    Unprofessional appearance
•    Lack of Experience
•    Poor Skill Set
•    Entitlement
•    Unprepared and don’t research

YES to:
•    Enthusiastic
•    Initiative
•    Experience
•    Professional dress
•    Engaging

•    Maturity

•    Articulate
•    Confident

What are the other skills that need to be mentioned? So which of these do you need to work on and set as a goal or New Years Resolution?  This is a great way to start the new year!   Marsha

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  1. Some tips on job hunting skills | The Women's Outdoor News says:

    […] Author and outdoor woman Marsha Petrie Sue, aka The Accountability Master,  dares people to take personal responsibility for their choices, success, and life. She is original, unique, and a one-of-a-kind professional speaker and author. She recently published results of her research for the new book she’s writing, where she asked leaders of companies what they looked for when hiring, promoting and firing people. Whether we’re working indoors or outdoors, there are tips listed here that provoke thought and provide inspiration:  http://www.decontaminatetoxicpeople.com/2009/01/04/what-leaders-want/ […]

  2. Some tips on job hunting skills | womensoutdoornews.com says:

    […] Author and outdoor woman Marsha Petrie Sue, aka The Accountability Master,  dares people to take personal responsibility for their choices, success, and life. She is original, unique, and a one-of-a-kind professional speaker and author. She recently published results of her research for the new book she’s writing, where she asked leaders of companies what they looked for when hiring, promoting and firing people. Whether we’re working indoors or outdoors, there are tips listed here that provoke thought and provide inspiration:  http://www.decontaminatetoxicpeople.com/2009/01/04/what-leaders-want/ […]

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