Everyone throws this phrase around, but what does the "Ideal Team Player" really look like? Patrick Lencioni is the Guru on organizational health. In his new book, “The Ideal Team Player”, he says before you make an offer to a candidate, they must have all 3 of these attributes : Hungry, Humble and Smart.
Humble – they are more interested in others than themselves….not a big ego person…they understand who they are and capitalize.
Hungry – they have a drive to do more and win…they are always looking around corners.
Smart – they are interpersonally smart, they understand the people around them, they have high emotional intelligence…. they are aware of others.
Only hire if they have all 3 qualities. You may be able to live with ones with 2 of 3, but never the ones with 1 of 3.