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The 5 Stars of a “Rockstar” Employee

The 5 Stars of a “Rockstar” Employee

When you say an employee is a “rockstar” you are saying they will have a great future. They are excelling in their job – that’s a given – but to be a rockstar is to say their career is expected to shoot up like a rockstar’s record on the charts! They will scale, and are competent and trusted enough to do well in almost any job. Obviously you want to be a rockstar and you want to hire a rockstar. So what does a rockstar look like? How do you interview for them? On the plane to San Jose...
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Be Competent, Curious, Creative & Entrepreneurial

Be Competent, Curious, Creative & Entrepreneurial

I was interviewing a candidate the other day and we agreed on something that is a truism. The resume is 5% of the equation to hiring great people. I once hired a Web Producer at Dell who was responsible for the Systems / PC portion of the web site (multi-billion dollars of online business). She never bought anything online and didn’t own a computer at home. But…she was competent, curious, creative, and entrepreneurial (meaning she took initiative). She analyzed metrics, came up with new...
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