Mike and Frank demonstrate high job engagement and role awareness. They are the main characters in the popular History Channel Reality TV Show, American Pickers, where they share their adventures as they roam around the country looking for jewels in junk.
When I watch the show I see more than ‘dumpster diving’ --- I see a living breathing example of an important internal dimension/skill that leads to high performance – a trait found in ALL high performers: High Role Awareness and Job Engagement.
When a person has high Role Awareness and Job Engagement they are internally energized and 'in harmony' with their work. They are proud of what they do, they positively identify with it, and are eager and engaged.
Watch this two minute video of “Pickers” Mike and Frank as they talk about their work. Notice how they identify with their work, are proud of it and even have their own terminology and philosophy about it.
Someone who has mastered skills associated with Role Awareness and Job Engagement:
Aren’t these attributes what you’d like to see from everyone on your team?
Be an interview picker with nine interview questions for discerning whether a candidate has high role awareness and job engagement.
These attributes can be developed in yourself in others, and other articles I will share tips for development. But the ideal would be to hire people who already high in these areas.
I ALWAYS look for and measure these attributes in the Job Fit Candidate Assessments I conduct for clients. I want you to look for high role awareness and job engagement when you are interviewing and hiring by using use these nine interview questions.
Also,consider talking with me about how you can use our Superior Performance Assessment Process to measure this attribute, plus 30+ other important high performance attributes.
Ask your candidates all of the questions, below. Press for specifics. Listen aggressively for multiple examples and depth of answers. That's because, if a person is strong in an area they will be able to provide clear and rich answers and examples.
Superior Performers have high role awareness and are committed to their work. Start "picking" stars who already have it when you are interviews, and you are on your way to a highly productive and engaged workforce!
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