There are 5 attributes Google, Inc. currently looks for when hiring an employee and guess what? The school you came from and your G.P.A. don’t mean that much. In a New York Times article titled “How to Get a Job at Google” Thomas Friedman interviewed Laszlo Bock, the Senior Vice President of People Operations for Google and asks what they look for when hiring employees. Google determined that “G.P.A.’s are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless. … We found that they don’t predict anything.”
What does count?
- General cognitive ability- and it’s not I.Q., it’s learning ability.
- Leadership — in particular emergent leadership as opposed to traditional leadership. Emergent leadership is described as “understanding when to assert your leadership qualities and just as importantly, when to step back and allow others to lead.”
- Humility and ownership- “It’s feeling the sense of responsibility, the sense of ownership, to step in,” he said, to try to solve any problem — and the humility to step back and embrace the better ideas of others.
Be U, Inc.- Kids and Grownups Living from the Inside Out- We discuss the similarities between what Google is looking for and what our consciousness development system is all about.
What do you do when your kids are “fighting” and they’re both right? We share a story of our two daughters having a serious disagreement, how they were both right, and how we navigated through the experience.
We also give our Oscar ballot results. Here’s a clue- Todd was the runaway winner, but did some interesting “research” to get ready for the evening.
We also play this ultra-funny Saturday Night Live Commercial. Listen and enjoy.
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