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!
What's the No. 1 thing you should look for in a new hire? Two of the most successful living entrepreneurs have the exact same answer to this question: Look for someone who is a good person. Really, that's it? Yes, both Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, and Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, have admitted hiring someone who is "a good person" is key to their success. Says Richard Branson: "If you're good with people and you really, genuinely care about people then I'm sure we could find a job for you at Virgin." Elon Musk similarly affirms this, saying, "I look for a positive attitude and are they easy to work with. Are people gonna like working with them?"