man(Who is Don? Don – MBA and International Communications Manager seeking Manager of Corporate Communications role)

Terry: Great example.  Thank you.  Again, none of us are perfect so we all have weaknesses in various areas.  What would you say are your weaknesses?

Don: I would say a few of my weaknesses revolve around the temptation to always be measuring a lot of my deliverables and accomplishments and there are times that you have to trust general feedback from your peers and your managers.

I happen to drive myself a little bit too much to find metrics that give me the information so I know how well I’m doing and how I can do things better.  So I often need to take a little step back to go on to the next deliverable rather than obsessing over the numbers.

Terry: So the problem with that…because I would think metrics are a good thing, but you’re saying…the problem with the focus on the metrics is what?

Don: Is it can take a little time and may, you know, put undo pressure on the other deliverables that I would have a deadline with.

Here’s how I would rate this answer . . .

Q5. What are your weaknesses? – DON QUICK RATING – D

Not sure I really understand what you’re saying the weakness is,
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