Here’s the link to my editorial on SSC last week. I was pleasantly surprised by the discussion, and was interested to see that rather than strong the word ‘brave’ popped up. That’s interesting to consider, it’s less about technical skills and more about personality, the willingness to fight the hard fights.
Of course the hard part is you don’t know until after you get the job, unless it’s an internal transfer situation (and maybe not even then). You interview them as they interview you and take your best guess, which is fine, it just helps to have thought through ahead of time which things matter most.