By Eric Van Susteren
Seth Weissman, the corporate counsel at SolarCity, is really, really serious about his hiring strategy.
He’s got a special game plan that he’s used to build a legal team that is made up of 45 percent women and 36 percent minorities.
When he looks for candidates, he doesn’t just look for people with high IQs. He looks for emotionally intelligent people, introspective lawyers who have a deep awareness of themselves and how they appear to others.
He calls it EQ.
“Folks with diverse backgrounds have had to develop their EQ at a faster pace,” he said. “If you grow up in the inner city, for example, you see a complicated world where you have to ask, ‘How can I survive, better myself and remove myself from a situation to make myself complete?’”
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