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  •  In other words, (5+ / 0-)

    interpersonal skills and integrity, not merely technical. Is this correct?

    •  It's getting there, but it's not quite there. (7+ / 0-)

      Interpersonal skills are still, well, skills—either natural or developed abilities that can be used for better or worse, or not used at all.

      Integrity is something that I consider a baseline, regardless of whether I want someone who will be "functional" or sustaining; if someone doesn't have integrity, I don't want them in any way associated with my organization, no matter how well-developed any of their other skills are.

      What I'm talking about goes beyond skills and abilities, to whether or not a potential employee can demonstrate that he or she knows how to use those skills and abilities to deliver a product to the client that satisfies their needs, that actually has value to them, and that makes them likely to want to work with us again.

      "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

      by JamesGG on Sun May 05, 2013 at 02:11:43 PM PDT

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