This today from an interview with Bob Iger regarding what he looks for when considering having someone join your company:
A. Carefully. I try to get to know someone, and I obviously use references as an important guide as well. Warren Buffett, who was the largest shareholder of Capital Cities/ABC and someone I am fortunate to have both known and learned from, is fond of saying, “When you hire someone, you look for brains, energy and integrity, and if they don’t have the third, integrity, you better watch out, because the first two will kill you.”
Basically what Dad always said. "Integrity is Foremost".