Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Big job--big decision
Sometimes even CEOs have been bounced.
The biggest reason the top person may not in the end suit the company is cultural, as a rule. Think the IBM blue suit in a sea of sandals.
Of course, these top people have golden parachutes and often walk or are pushed with a care package of millions under their arm.
At the moment, 56% of execs are considering a move.
Candidates for top jobs should arrive early for interviews--check out the chatter level, the art on the walls.
Try to get face time outside the office--people are more candid.
From there, both sides are doing a chemistry check. Chemistry can blow up, create a new compound, or even be a time bomb waiting to go off.
Handle with care.