Traits to interview for when looking for true leaders.
Leaders need and must be able to articulate:
-Have ability to manage complexity.
-People who act strategically.
-People who cultivate learning agility. Leaders learn from every situation they are in. Are your candidates?
-Develop personal adaptability.
-Create an environment that fosters innovation.
-Leverage existing and new networks.
-Have experience and know how to manage global businesses.
Traits come from excellent article by Loise Axon, Elisa Friedman, and Kathy Jordan on ERE Sept. 2, 2015. Article title: Finding Leaders Who Can Take On Today’s Complexities: 8 Capabilities recruiters Should Put on List.
True leaders evaluate prospective employers based on questions that identify leadership abilities and skills from managerial abilities.
How About Hospitality Executive Committee Positions?
Executive committee members on hospitality management teams all need the first 7. Do your interview questions identify if your Executive Committee candidates have the traits? Equally important, has your team identified depth needed on each trait for different Executive Committee positions? How you are or will, measure performance against the traits?