Stop Hiring Employees for Their Storytelling Abilities

The Growing your Team Podcast: Episode 61


Think back to the most recent job interview you conducted. During that interview, what was the goal of the questions you asked? Did you ask questions to uncover skills and abilities, or did you ask questions designed to discover the best storyteller?

You might think that’s a silly question for me to ask, but chances are, you unintentionally asked questions that tested candidates’ storytelling abilities. 

It’s time to stop hiring employees for their storytelling abilities and start hiring employees because they are truly the right person for the job. In this episode, you’ll learn how. 

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Suggested Resources:

In this episode, I refer to the kid’s creative writing book series Once Upon a Pancake. 

If you have kids and would like to get your own copy, you can purchase them on the Once Upon a Pancake site or on Amazon.


Next Steps:

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Are you tolerating a bad hire because you fear trying – and failing – again?

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