Seth Weissman, Former General Counsel, Solar City
IQ without EQ is a Ferrari on Ice. You have all this power but you can’t go anywhere because you are spinning your wheels. There are diminishing marginal returns on IQ.
EQ (Emotional Intelligence)
EQ = Personal Competence (Self-awareness + Self Management) + Social Competence (Social Awareness + Relationship Management)
EQ without Fit=Ferrari for Family of 6 plus 2 Dogs
Talk to your team to determine fit criteria. What do they like about working with their colleagues and distill it into 5-10 criteria.
Stop Hiring YOU
Avoid confirmation bias. If you’re a procrastinator, go find the person that gets their laundry done before they run out.
Measuring Risk Tolerance
Look for candidates who analyze risk in a mathematical way. Never say no, say "Yes, but..." Never say “I told you so”, say “I want you to remember this conversation.”