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Business Confidential by Maryann KARINCH, Peter EARNEST

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CHAPTER TWO

What Are the Right Qualities?

Can you pick out a potential top performer from IQ scores, a Myers-Briggs profile, and hard skills? As you will see in the upcoming chapters, they can help. But I want to introduce more into the system of weighted variables that helps you create a profile of a potential top performer. This additional information includes qualities that can’t be measured by the standardized tests that frightened us as teenagers, but they are real and have a bottom-line impact on the organization.

In his 2005 book A Whole New Mind, Daniel Pink described the characteristics and advantages of right-brained thinking. He talks about abilities that a Clandestine officer must have—and increasingly, what business executives must ...

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