Doing a ref check

"Hello, I'm calling to discuss the reference for the candidate who recently interviewed with us."

"Ah, yes. He told me you'd call. Said to paint him in bold, brilliant colors."

"And how would you describe his work ethic?"

"He mentioned something about diligently overcoming challenges."

"Did he successfully lead any projects under your supervision?"

"He told me you’d ask, and to assure you he's a born leader."

"Thank you for your radical candor. You’ve been very helpful."