Tag Archives: CEO hiring

CEO Genome Project: What Constitutes a High-Performing CEO Part 2

In this second part of my interview with ghSMART principals Kim Powell and Dina Wang, we discuss common mistakes CEOs make and why boards often hire the wrong candidate.

|06 Feb 2018

CEO Genome Project: What Constitutes a High-Performing CEO Part 1

There is such a dearth of research about CEOs that I was excited to find out about ghSMART’s CEO Genome project. They have analyzed a decade’s worth of data from interviews and assessments of more than 2,000 CEOs and 17,000 C-suite executives.

|30 Jan 2018

Make room for A players: Stars don’t always turn up on your schedule

Judging talent and putting it to best use for both employee and organizational growth is one of a CEO’s most important responsibilities.

|28 Mar 2013

When do you hire for job experience vs. raw talent?

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I’ve been discussing the top traits I look for in job candidates – creative initiative, exceptionalism, motivation and value – but a vital and vexing question for most hiring managers is whether to hi

|14 Mar 2013

How executives hire: Sheryl Sandberg on candidates with initiative

DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 28JAN11 – Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook, USA; Copyright by World Economic Forum swiss-image.

|05 Mar 2013

How to hire candidates with creative initiative

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Philip Delves Broughton is the bestselling author of Ahead of the Curve about going to Harvard Business School, which is a very good book.  I hired him to write a history of NetQoS.

|18 Feb 2013