Employers look for two things when hiring or promoting people: knowledge and skill. They rarely, if ever, consider character. Yet character is the key to extraordinary business success. “The Good Ones” presents ten crucial qualities of high-character employees, qualities that enhance employee satisfaction, client relationships, and the bottom line.
You’ll read stories from managers and employees across the U.S. and beyond who reveal how honesty, courage, loyalty, and patience have helped their organizations maintain an edge over the competition. Each chapter is devoted to a single quality of character and ends with questions employers can use to hire and promote the Good Ones — people who are consistently honest, accountable, fair, and grateful.
Dress nicely. Be polite. Speak with confidence. You already know this advice for doing well on your job interview.
But what you might not have considered is talking about your character. I guarantee that no other candidate will be discussing character, yet it is this element that distinguishes a competent employee from a truly stellar one.
About the Author
Dr. Bruce Weinstein helps organizations hire and promote high-character people. Known as The Ethics Guy, Bruce is the author of “Ethical Intelligence” and “Is It Still Cheating If I Don’t Get Caught?” An in-demand speaker, his business clients have included The Home Depot, Northrop Grumman, and the National Football League, as well as nonprofit organizations, universities, and the military.