Smart, Creative and Ambitious Team Members

Proof Point

Find, develop, engage, and retain smart, creative and ambitious team members

Smart, Creative and Ambitious Team Members

Proof Point Findings


  • Aligned – Identify with company goals, aiming to make positive organizational and societal impact
  • Innovated – Drive innovation, exploring unchartered areas and dealing with complex issues
  • Adaptable – Offer flexibility and ability to adapt to various situations
  • Relevant – Learn consistently in order to stay relevant and maximize value to organization
  • Culture-Building – Contribute toward culture of transparency, teamwork, and accountability

Team Characteristics:

  • Ambitious – Dreams big for themselves and the organization
  • Curious – Does not fear taking on the unknown
  • Vocal – Freely shares ideas and opinions with others
  • Collaborative – Works well with peers and leadership team, valuing insights they provide
  • Accountable – Takes responsibility for own actions and mistakes
  • Thrives on Challenges – Does not back away from challenges and hard times, treating them as opportunities for growth instead
  • Calculated Risk Takers – Carefully examine situations before taking necessary risks and actions

Business Model and Practices

Business Model
and Practices




  • Wickman, G., "Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business";
  • Thiel, P., "Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future";
  • Collins, J. and Hansen, M., "Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All";
  • Grant, A., "Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World";
  • Schmidt, E., "How Google Works";
  • Harnish, V., "Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don't (Rockefeller Habits 2.0)";
  • Horowitz, B., "The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers";
  • AcceleratingBiz analysis

Date Last Updated

March 30, 2017

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