What kind of person do you enjoy working with every day?

We’ve been doing a bit of hiring at Brains on Fire lately. 

I love, LOVE the new faces and new energy.

One recent Monday morning at our weekly team meeting, Cordell led the meeting and he asked the team to list the qualities that make a Brains on Fire teammate great?

Here’s that list:

  1. Committed
  2. Healthy Fear (got to drive you to never quit)
  3. Teach-ability
  4. Creativity
  5. Adaptability
  6. Flexible, team player
  7. Ability to be a servant leader
  8. Willing to get their hands dirty
  9. No ego
  10. Open minded
  11. Kinda Smart
  12. Energizing Curiosity

I pass by this string of little pink post-it notes we created on the kitchen wall daily and it makes me smile.

I believe that what we want from the people we share our working lives with is exactly what we want from ourselves.

Perhaps this list is even more telling than that though. Perhaps the list of traits your team mates want from others is WHO you are as a brand or organization.

So what do you think? Have you ever done this exercise? What kind of person do you love to work with? Who do you want to work alongside over every single day?



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