SYS 139: The Interview Questions we use to find The Ideal Team Player (Inspired by Patrick Lencioni)

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Steve discusses the challenge of finding the ideal team player for your business. He shares a resource from that provides interview questions to help identify individuals who are humble, hungry, and smart.

Highlights the importance of finding team members who are self-motivated, diligent, and aware of their impact on others. Steve explores questions that reveal a candidate’s ability to work well in a team, handle difficult situations, and demonstrate self-awareness. Emphasizes the value of hiring the right team players and encourages listeners to share this valuable resource with others.


💡 Humble team members are quick to acknowledge the contributions of others and prioritize the team’s success over individual achievements.

💡Hungry team members are self-motivated, diligent, and constantly seeking opportunities for growth and improvement.

💡 Smart team members are interpersonally appropriate and aware, with good judgment and intuition regarding group dynamics.

💡Asking specific questions about work relationships, handling difficult situations, and dealing with annoying people can reveal a candidate’s self-awareness and ability to handle interpersonal challenges.

The Interview Questions to Ask (Inspired by Patrick Lencioni)


2:30 – 💬 ‘Humble team members are quick to point out the contributions of others and slow to seek attention for their own.’

5:48 – 💬 ‘Hungry team members are self-motivated and diligent. They’re constantly thinking about the next step and the next opportunity.’

11:44 – 💬 ‘Smart team members are interpersonally appropriate and aware. They have good judgment and intuition around the subtleties of group dynamics and the impact of their words and actions.’

15:13 – 💬 ‘Smart people know their pet peeves, and they own the fact that some of these pet peeves are their own issues. They also know how to deal with annoying people productively and constructively.’


[00:02:33] Evaluate self-awareness and teamwork using questions.

[00:03:44] Humble people welcome constructive criticism and learn.

[00:09:18] “Valuing work-life balance and rewarding hard work.”

[00:11:41] Be aware of the impact on colleagues and clients.

[00:15:50] Match speech speed resonates with the audience.

[00:18:31] Share a valuable episode on interviewing and team building.


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Since 2016, Steve has helped hundreds of business owners to systemise their businesses and outsource their work. In doing so, he has helped them regain control of their lives and create the businesses they set out to build.

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