Hire for gusto and enthusiasm

In hiring, an often unappreciated and under-valued skill is gusto and enthusiasm. Despite the circumstances, regardless of the obstacles, someone who can bring energy, focus, and unity to their workplace, and overcome challenges, is invaluable.

But, there’s no certification, qualification, or test to demonstrate this skill. And it’s why many amazing people don’t get hired.

If you’re in a slump, don’t worry. It won’t last forever. If you’re on a high, don’t worry, that won’t last forever either. ?

“Success is a frame of mind – a mental posture and immutable conviction – and unalterable determination. Circumstances have nothing to do with success. When you have made up your mind, success is certain. But, if you only half make up your mind, you will never get anywhere. You have to know you can succeed, and be determined to succeed. You must keep your mind on the objective, not the obstacles.” – William Randolph Hearst