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The 3 Traits Warren Buffett Looks for When Hiring

Website: Instagram: Primed Warren Buffett is a sought after mentor for many schools and students and it’s not hard to understand why. His knowledge is beyond what people are taught in schools and when he’s invited to these public events or universities, people don’t hold back of trying to drag answers out of him. So when people ask him for advice about how to make it in the world of business he sometimes plays a little game with them. He asks them to pick a classmate, but no just a random one, the one classmate they would choose if they could have 10 % of their earnings for the rest of their life. And remember this is at stage where no one is actually making any money but are still in school in an attempt to graduate and later make money. So which classmate would you pick and why? Are you going to pick the one with the highest IQ, or are you going to pick the guy who can throw a football the farthest? Maybe the one with the highest grades? Well probably neither of these and Warren emphasizes that the qualitative factors are more important than what you can measure or read on paper. He makes the students think about the characteristics or the traits they think are important to be successful and in this case earn a lot of money. What they realize is that the traits that are seen as positive and great are most often based around the person they responded the best to and that had leadership qualities. The person who was going to be able to get other people to carry out their interests and had traits such as generosity, strong morals, kindness, honesty and giving credit to other people. To sum it up with one word - Integrity. And the reason for why developing your integrity is important is because it’s what Warren Buffett values the most in a person. And the other traits he looks for is intelligence and energy. However if the person only has the last two and lacks integrity, he would rather have them lazy and stupid or work for someone else. The definition of integrity basically means the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles and this is absolute key and he thinks that if you have these three traits combined you are bound to succeed and will do so, not through some dirty methods, but through making people want to work with or for you and being admired for what you stand for. So what does it really take to have and lead with integrity? Consciousness and choice. You have to intentionally reflect on how you act, how to behave and what to say so that it consistently reflects on your beliefs and values. Integrity means whole and complete in latin hence it requires that wholeness and consistency of character. There shouldn’t be a fluctuation in behavior depending on if you’re at work, with your family or with your friends. You are always you and should be able to follow the morals and principles you have consistently. However this can be extremely difficult at times, but is what separates the people we admire from the ones we don’t. Music: Life of Riley by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Source: Artist:
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