How to Select Your Next Executive Hire

Knowing which exceptional candidate to pick from a short list boils down to understanding culture fit and the critical demands of the role

You've probably heard it before: Hire for "fit" first and "qualifications" second. Yet searches for top executive talent have long been driven almost exclusively by the positions that business leaders currently hold or by the ones they have held in the past. The problem with relying too heavily on how prospective candidates look on paper is that is has kept a lot of high-potential leaders, women, and cultural minorities out of the running because they haven't held a certain role in the past.

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