If you fill your team up with 'good people', will your business's performance rocket? Surely you need to look out for more than just a great person. I know lots of great people but they would be useless in the leadership roles I recruit for high performing client companies.

I agree that a people orientation is a positive behaviour to have and may go a long way for a new leader integrating into your culture, but is that not where it stops?

Anyway, if you are looking for a 'good person', I would highly recommend that you take candidates out of a sterile interview environment and see their people skills in action. Take them for a meal/drink, let members of your team show them around, take references or best still, use robust and accredited psychometric assessments.

Asking 4 questions might be a good start but you need to get under their skin! 

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