Our Most Compelling Interview Questions April 2024

For much of our firm's history, we have posed two questions in nearly every in-depth candidate interview that we do.   The first such question: Are there experiences from your formative years that you know affect you at work today even if others might never notice? Why do we ask this question? To clarify, although the term "formative years" is sometimes limited to early childhood, for executive workplace relevance it extends to college, grad school, or even first or second jobs.   During this 20+ year period of intensive learning, we develop core beliefs about ourselves, others, and our environments.