Why smart leaders hire damaged workers

09/24/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

When it comes to hiring, it's always best to look for workers who've been beaten up a little by life, says Mark B. Templeton, CEO of Citrix. Battle-damaged employees have had a chance to prove their resilience and to learn from their mistakes, Templeton argues. "I’m looking for wisdom, and wisdom ends up being a measure of scars, and things that went wrong and what you did about them," he explains.

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