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Warren Buffett Says Integrity Is The Most Important Trait To Hire For. Ask These 12 Questions To Find It
Warren Buffet is an extremely successful American businessman and someone who has high moral character. Buffet believes that integrity is the most important quality to look for when hiring an employee. He states that when someone has integrity, a manager can be confident that they have good judgment, that they are dependable and trustworthy. Employees with integrity quickly become role models and naturally grow into leadership positions.
Character and integrity are hard to teach to employees, while skills can be taught.
Great leaders learn to “balance emotion with reason to make decisions that positively impact themselves, their employees, their customers…and their organizations.” Pepperdine University’s Graziadio Business Review in “Great Leaders Are Great Decision-Makers” cites three qualities that leaders must develop in order to make effective decisions:
- Emotional intelligence;
- Emotional self-control and decision-making; and,
- Reigning in emotions for strategic decisions.
[See “Leadership in a crisis” for more on this process.]
It is crucial for leaders to develop the quality of emotional intelligence.