What to Look for in a Manager

August 28, 2023

In a recent WSJ profile of the CEO of Uber, Dara Khosrowshahi was asked what he looks for when hiring a new team member. Here is his answer:

What I look for above all else is followership. I want to know who they’ve hired, who they’ve developed, because ultimately, you get exponential benefit, not just based on the individual, but everyone they’ve hired and developed.

This an amazing insight, because it goes beyond asking if they have management experience, and makes them tell stories about specific people.  In other words, it’s hard to fudge it.

File this one under “Interview Hacks.”