The Art of Reading An Interview Candidate

by blogadmin 14. May 2019 04:55

Carol Helsel | Leadership In Action | May 15, 2019 

One of the most important skills of an interviewer is the ability to read (or interpret verbal and non-verbal cues) a candidate you're interviewing. The key is to remain objective and not distort information because of preconceptions. Judith Orloff MD, psychiatrist and author, shares 3 techniques that can help:

1. Observe Body Cues.

-Pay attention to appearance. Are they dressed for success?

-Notice posture. Do they portray confidence? Arrogance? Signs of low self-esteem?

-Watch for physical movements such as nervous habits, distance, what they do with their hands.

-Interprent facial expressions. Do they look worried, bitter, happy?

2. Listen to You Intuition.

This is simply your gut feel. Honor these feelings.

3. Sense Emotional Energy.

The vibe we give off is usually registered with intuition. Some candidates emit positive energy, while others may be off-putting. Ask yourself how you feel being around this person.

With practice, you can ignite your senses and excel at identifying and selecting the candidate who will fit best!

 

Post by Carol Helsel, Senior HR Consultant, for Partners In Action, Inc. 

 

3 C's to Success!

by blogadmin 22. August 2018 01:31

  

  

Rhoda Kreuzer | Leadership & Team Building | August 22, 2018

Do you or your teammates have the 3 essential characteristics that lead to success? Read carefully through each one and do a quick personal or team assessment.

1. COMMITMENT. Commitment sounds easy, but is much harder to accomplish. In a world where everything is constantly changing, we tend to downplay the importance of commitment. Stick to obligations, appointments, and deadlines. Stay true to your word and follow-through.

2. CARING. Caring seems like a simple attribute. To say someone is caring can be compared to someone sayng someone is patriotic. It is in everyone's power to do, yet so few people really do reach out and care for others. People ask, "How are you?" But, are they really listening to your answer or seem concerned with understanding your needs? Instead, we rush on to the next urgent task.

Success comes when leaders listen and physically, emotionally, spirtually care for those around them. They are present in the moment and touch others with a sense of humanity. It does not matter how large or small, but they take a heartfelt interest in the needs and concerns of those they lead and serve.

3. COURAGE. Courage is addressing the unknown, confronting the difficult, and moving forward because it is the right thing to do. It's when we do not have all the answers, but we continue to strive for our goals. Take the risks if it's right. Courage is seen in the small things of life, not just the big. 

With which "C" do you need to expand your capacity to be an effective leader or team? Focus on strengthening these characteristics over the next few weeks and watch your impact and team grow!

ADDED FEATURE:  7 Ways Parents Can Raise Successful Kids 

All The Best,

Rhoda 

 

Do You Have Enough Leadership COURAGE To Commit?

by blogadmin 7. August 2018 01:48

Leadership demands we are people of courage. Courage is usually reserved for people who are rescue workers, or in very dangerous situations. While leaders are not usually called upon to save lives or enter into potentially harmful situations, they are called upon to do things that others hesitate to do.

Some areas leaders must be courageous in include:

-following your gut when everyone tells you you're crazy

-having difficult conversations with people

-moving forward in a new direction despite the risks

- facing your critics and listening openly to what they have to say

- looking in the mirror and seeing yourself for who you really are

-sticking with your principles even though it might cause pain

-challenging your comfort zone and facing your fears

Many decisions are not clear cut and cannot be reduced to a spreadsheet. However, someone has to make the commitment to proceed or withdraw if necessary. 

Leaders must move the team and organization ahead to fulfill their purpose even when there are obstacles to overcome. Leaders are the ones who set the destination and help in charting the course to reach the goal. Leaders must have the most courage to do what is right, even if others disagree.

Courage is not easy. No one is born a hero, or without a fear of falling. The difference is our choice to be held back by fear, or to move full steam ahead. Make that choice to be a person of courage and watch your influence grow. Watch your employees grow. Watch your team grow. Watch your organization grow.

Be courageous and commit!

Personal Challenge:

-From the list above, pick one or two areas you can begin to change. Write them down on a sticky note and keep somewhere on your desk. Work on these areas daily until they become commonplace. Then write down two new ones and proceed with those until you are couragesouly confident!

All The Best,

Rhoda 

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