The IPS 5

Have you ever walked out of a job interview feeling like you nailed it only to find out later that you didn’t get the position? You are the perfect fit for the job on paper, but there is still one thing to consider, are you likeable?

So how does someone interviewing to be the visionary, strong, delegation based leader come across as a likeable person in an interview? The IPS Five goes into detail about what qualities help make leaders likeable.


1. FlexibleGetting the job done regardless of what obstacles are placed in front of you.

Keep a positive attitude and be able to say “yes” to changes when they occur. For example, if the time or place of a meeting changes do not get upset. Shift your day around to accommodate the new plans. Also, be open to new tasks. This shows that you are willing to take on new projects and makes you a valued team member. During an interview, give examples of times when you were flexible and how it led to success.


2. AdaptableThe ability to adjust and shift to changing circumstances to meet long-term goals.

This can come in a variety of different flavors. Before an interview, prepare specific examples of changes in your life and workplace that you had to adapt to. Describe how you managed the changes, what parts were difficult, what failed, what was successful and how the people around you dealt with the changes. Also, explain what you learned from the situation and what you would have done differently.


3. Self AwareBe conscious of and willing to talk about what you’re good at while acknowledging what you still have yet to learn.

Always be open about what areas you could improve on. Walk into an interview and be able to talk about not only your strengths, but also your weaknesses. This shows that you are very aware of yourself and builds trust and credibility with the company interested in hiring you.


4. HumbleLet your greatness be discovered, don’t brag about it.

While you always want to point out accomplishments within your career, don’t brag about them. Let the interviewer discover your greatness. Allowing them to ask questions and uncover what a great impact you have had on previous companies makes the journey more fun and also makes you appear humble.


5. EngagedBe interesting and committed to your career.

Always be engaged in your career. This means several different things. First, be an expert in your field. Stay up to date on new technologies, methods, skills and best practices. Next, be interesting. Speak of your experiences in stories to keep people engaged in what you are trying to get across. Also, be interested in the people around you. Just as you want people to discover your own greatness, discover theirs. Ask questions and be involved with learning about the people around you.




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Simon Roads

Vice President of Sales

Born and raised in England, Simon Roads has had a distinguished career in various forms of aviation spanning over 45 years. His journey began as an A&P mechanic in the Royal Air Force and has encompassed a range of roles, ultimately leading to his position as the VP of Global Sales for Honda Aircraft. Throughout this extensive career, he has had the privilege of closely collaborating with Royalty, Dignitaries, and high net worth individuals, providing them with unparalleled expertise and a steadfast commitment to excellence in aviation services.

Having been immersed in the aviation industry for nearly half a century, his wealth of insights and knowledge has established him as a trusted figure within the field. His extensive experience has provided him with the opportunity to engage with diverse cultures, interacting with individuals from various walks of life, and ensuring that their distinctive requirements and preferences are met with the utmost precision.

One of his notable strengths lies in his adeptness at effectively managing global teams. Over the course of his career, he has demonstrated successful leadership and mentorship of professionals from different backgrounds and nationalities, fostering an environment characterized by collaboration, growth, and mutual respect.

Understanding different cultures has played a pivotal role in his professional journey. By taking part in the customs, traditions, and practices of his clients he not only fosters strong relationships but has also gained a profound appreciation for the unique needs and expectations of each of his clients.

Away from work, his priority is his family. His role as grandad to three wonderful boys, brings him immense joy. He has a penchant for outdoor activities such as cycling, kayaking, and golf. Additionally, he has developed a passion for cooking and continually seeks to learn new culinary techniques. The art of balancing life and work is an ongoing journey for him, and he considers himself fortunate to be able to savor the best of both worlds.

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Meredith Stanley

Executive Recruiter

Meredith joined IPS in 2023 as an Executive Recruiter with over 5 years of recruiting experience at Amazon and Lyft. Prior to making the shift to recruiting, Meredith was an Executive Assistant for over 3 years at a Seattle-based insurance company. With a passion for finding top talent, Meredith has hired for a wide range of roles across North America in the hardware, micromobility, operations, transportation, and tech spaces.

After an unsuccessful attempt at a Chemical Engineering degree, Meredith graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies.

Meredith has a passion for live music, playing both piano and trombone. She also enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors either skiing, hiking or scuba diving.

You can contact Meredith at

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