June 1, 2015

Character vs Competency


I have always hired people based on the above 2 Cs. Sometimes, I hire the right people with both Cs. Sometimes I hire the wrong people without the Cs. You see, people can tell you all sorts of things in interviews and stories that make you believe that they have whatever that you need for them to do the job. And sometimes they really do have it. However, a lot of people get too comfortable and stop working hard to do what is necessary to do better and achieve more. They let their ego and overconfidence to get the better of them. I honestly and sincerely believe that people can be good people. BUT THEY NEED TO STOP CHEATING THEMSELVES. We need to learn to really want to make a difference with the right moral values and integrity. I will respect you more if you own up to your mistakes instead of always blaming, complaining and giving excuses. These are 3 cardinal sins for me. For me, once you break the trust I have for you, it will be hard for me to work with you ever again. So please work hard to preserve the trust as it takes 3 years for you earn my trust. It will only take 3 seconds to lose it. You may have competency but if you do not have the right character, you will not survive here, you will not survive anywhere. 

30 comments:

nurul izzati Basir said...

During the 2 years time, I learn a lot from you boss.

Sorry to say, but I start to miss everybody in PORTMAN College!!!

Nur Shairah Azhar said...

Agreed Boss. Trust is earned, respect is given and loyalty is demonstrated.

Farmy Yow said...

Glad to be on your ship for the pass 5 years. Hope i have obtained all these values throughout my time here!

Gracie said...

Being a PORTMANian teaches me the term "die die must do." I'll say what I mean, and I'll do what I say. Thank you for the motivation as always boss.

-May May-

Nazlin Ahaddin said...

I must work more harder to increase my competency and also beware of myself to do a bad character.

Thanks Boss, you teach me a lot.

- Nazlin Ahaddin -

Anonymous said...

Agreed boss... NO Complaints, NO Blames & NO Excuses

**JIMI

Shaik Faizul said...

Well said and agree with you Boss.

Anonymous said...

1) Good Character, Good Competency : I want to be like this!!!
2) Weak Character, Good Competency : I don't think I want this...
3) Good Character, Weak Competency : If I am here, I still have chance to push myself....
4) Weak Character, Weak Competency : HeLL NO!!!

-Aizi PORTMAN-

Suganthi Sase said...

Understood Boss. Strong characters build trust. Gaining peoples trust at workplace is essential in order to get things done together.

Nurdayana Nordin said...

"How badly you want something dictates how hard you will work at it"

I want to have both character and competence Boss!

Nabilah A. Ghani said...

Dear Boss,

Thank you for the reminder. I will definitely work hard to improve myself.

Looi said...

"A man's character is his fate." -- Heraclitus.

Anonymous said...

We must have good and right character in anywhere with anyone :) Start to change your character if you don't have a right character :)

*deedee*

Beverly said...


Trust is not easily earned but easily broken.
In life, we must consistently practice self-reflection and constant improvement.

Anonymous said...

Agreed boss....thank you for given me the opportunity to work here...


-Siti-

Angeline said...

Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work."

Shirley said...

"Every man has three characters—that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has."

MY said...

There are a lot of techniques to ACE an interview. It's the matter of storytelling your skills and knowledge gained over the years to your new employer. However earning credibility and trust of your employer takes genuineness of a persons character. Like the saying goes "Actions Speaks Louder Words".

Boom Boscorelli said...

I Will noted this as a reminder to myself...Thanks Boss.

Daryn said...

A good reminder to oneself as to not go a stray

Suria said...

Character & Competency..
Both are something you were not born with.. It takes time to build..
What differentiate us is how we balance between our character with our competency level..

烤焦面包人 said...

Agree with you Boss.I believe that learning by doing.

Michelle Liew

Noorfa Marliana said...

This is true Boss. Thank you for this reminder. Will take note and apply.

Jannet said...

Agreed boss. I will do my best to earn your trust.

Anonymous said...

Agree with you Boss - Jay

Yasota said...

Agree with you Boss.

Anonymous said...

Agreed with your Statement. -Razif

Carole said...

Improving both Character and Competency by having self-evaluation. Never take anything for granted.

Anonymous said...

Agreed with you boss. Character & Competency are important to improve ourself.

-olivia

Roslee said...

Agree with you Boss !.