The concept of Emergent Leadership is evolving as another practical leadership theory; we here at rightseatmedicine believe you may find inherent value in this concept for the prehospital enviornment.
What is Google saying about their hiring practices? Well, lots of things, (you can read the full article in the New York Times here) yet in summary; this is what one of the most successful companies is finding in relation to ideal candidate identification, successful behaviours and subsequent emergent leadership within their community.
“G.P.A.’s are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless. … We found that they don’t predict anything.” He also noted that the “proportion of people without any college education at Google has increased over time” — now as high as 14 percent on some teams.
- For every job, though, the No. 1 thing we at Google look for is general cognitive ability, and it’s not I.Q. It’s learning ability. It’s the ability to process on the fly. It’s the ability to pull together disparate bits of information. We assess that using structured behavioral interviews that we validate to make sure they’re predictive.”