Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Big job--big decision

Joann S. Lublin, WSJ, Apr 16, 2014, says installing a new CEO or top dog also takes a period of adjusment.

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.

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