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Warren Buffett Says Integrity Is the Most Important Trait to Hire For. Ask These 12 Questions to Find It "Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don't have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it's true. If you hire somebody without [integrity], you really want them to be dumb and lazy." (Inc., 3 minutes)
5 Tips to Become an Authentic Leader "Becoming a leader does not require adopting a new persona; it means amplifying your true self with focus and discipline. The key is to be authentic -- to draw from one's own experiences, values, and strengths." (Kellogg Insight, 6 minutes)
6 Questions Great Leaders Ask Their Teams "Most influential leaders realize that their questions are more powerful than their answers because questions shed light on two important things: 1. What's important to you, 2. What's on your mind." (Forbes, 3 minutes)
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance TED talk on the role of perseverance in generating success. (YouTube, 6 minutes)
If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? In addition to his acting career, the author is an expert in communication and founded the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Written with the sense of humor he brought to his role as Hawkeye Pierce in Mash. (Alan Alda, 200 pages)
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