Motivation-Based Interviewing

"If you don't have a good attitude, we don't want you, no matter how skilled you are. We can change skill levels through training. We can't change attitude." – Herb Kelleher, Founder, Southwest Airlines

Motivation-Based Interviewing

Skills and passion are just two legs of the three-legged stool of great job performance. The other is attitude … and it may be the most important.

Consider this stat: Among people who are disciplined or fired within the first 18 months on a job, a whopping 89% aren't punished for incompetence, but for a poor attitude (bad temperament, motivation or emotional issues), according to a Leadership IQ study.

It would be great if you could somehow ask specific interview questions to identify candidates with the most passion, attitude and self-motivation for the job. Well, you can.

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On Wednesday, September 23, discover the importance of breaking through all those canned interview answers and ways to spot those truly self-motivated, "I Can" type of people. In this dynamic, fast-paced webinar, you'll be introduced to motivation-based interviewing (MBI), an interviewing method used to identify high achievers that's fast replacing behavioral-based interviewing.

Your presenter, Carol Quinn, is one of America's foremost experts on interviewing and hiring. And just for signing up, you'll receive a print copy of Carol's 225-page book, Motivation-Based Interviewing: A Revolutionary Approach to Hiring the Best, the "how-to" guide that Lee Cockerell, former executive VP of Disney World, called "the best book ever written on the topic of interviewing and hiring."

On September 23, you'll discover:

  • The science-based link between attitude and job productivity
  • How to spot the difference between "I Can" and "I Can't" thinkers (ALL high performers have an "I Can" attitude)
  • How attitude and passion join forces to create the highest level of self-motivation
  • An introduction to motivation-based interviewing (and why it's becoming so popular)
  • Sample exercises to assessing attitude
  • Why passion and attitude are powerful self-motivators that employers cannot alter
  • How to train your hiring managers in this bullet-proof method (your new MBI book can help)
  • And much, much more!
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Attitude is considered the #1 predictor of future performance. And this must-attend webinar (and best-selling book) is critical for anyone involved in the employee-selection process because if you want a self-motivated team, you must hire self-motivated people.

Hiring is your most important job. But when was the last time you got training in that skill? Properly trained interviewers are 86% more likely to make successful hiring decisions. On September 23, take 75 minutes to learn the best questions to ask – and how to ask them.



Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
Managing People at Work

book coverP.S. Registration Bonus. Everyone who signs up will receive a print copy of Carol Quinn's book, Motivation-Based Interviewing: A Revolutionary Approach to Hiring the Best, published by SHRM. This is the complete guide to asking the right questions – in the right way – so you can accurately assess skill, attitude and passion. Once you learn how to separate the pretenders from the high performers, you'll never conduct an interview any other way! This popular 225-page book is in its second printing and sold out at the 2019 SHRM annual conference.

Managing People at Work websiteP.P.S. Extra Added Bonus. You'll also receive one month of members-only access to Managing People At Work – our comprehensive subscription designed to make you a stronger, better-prepared manager. So that you continue to benefit from Managing People At Work, we'll continue your access automatically for just $89 per quarter, unless you tell us "no, thanks" – your choice.

100% GuaranteeP.P.P.S. We promise you'll be satisfied. If Motivation-Based Interviewing fails to meet your needs in any way, we will refund 100% of your tuition – every penny you paid – but your course materials, registration bonus and website access will be yours to keep. No hassles, no questions asked.

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About Your Speaker:


Carol Quinn is one of America's foremost experts on interviewing and hiring. She is the author of four books on the topic, a highly rated speaker and CEO of the Hire Authority consulting firm. Quinn's cutting-edge interviewing methodology is used by organizations around the world to accurately identify and select the genuine high achievers.

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  • Wednesday, September 23rd
  • 1 - 2:15 p.m. ET
  • 10 - 11:15 a.m. PT

Since this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! You may include as many people as you wish while listening on a single phone line or computer. Contact us for multi-site discounts.