When you are recruiting team members, hiring suppliers or considering a business partnership, think about these characteristics:
DRIVEN – they have a point to prove, a quest;
LEADER – they know how to create environments in which people around them become self-motivated;
COMMUNICATOR – they are articulate;
GET STUFF DONE – they just do.
Apply that test in your recruiting and your hiring.
Anything less is, at best mediocre and at worst, a problem. You are better off not bothering.
You will be looking for needles in haystacks but it will be worth the wait.
Surround yourself with the right people.