Daily Drucker 1: Evaluate the character of the CEO and top management when considering a job offer. Align yourself with people who have integrity.
Character is something you cannot teach, something you have to feel out in a discussion. One of the questions I ask on interviews is how does the manager motivate the office. Is there activity and passion or is there silent encouragement. A leader should set the example, be ready to make a decision and defend their direction. Integrity combines honesty, concern about employees and hard work to set the example for employees.