Candidates with a history of hardship can make great leaders

When given the choice between a candidate who has a steady track record of success and one who has had some success but also a spotty work history, Art Petty writes, consider choosing the candidate who has overcome difficulties. “The individual who has fought through hardship and displayed signs of survival and success brings a level of personal and leadership depth far beyond that of our more traditional and successful candidate,” Petty writes.

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