Hiring Leaders: How to Choose a Leader, Not a Boss

When your organisation is hiring leaders—whether it’s a small team’s manager or the CEO—is the process as thorough and painstaking as it should be?

“Relentlessly attracting, empowering, and engaging the best people is the most important thing we can do for our business,” says Ben Peterson, CEO and cofounder of BambooHR. Ken Sundheim, CEO and founder of KAS Placement, puts it more bluntly: “A firm lives and dies by its ability to attract leaders.”

Yet Gallup reports that companies don’t hire the right manager for the job 82 percent of the time, instead choosing candidates who lack key managerial skills. How can you avoid this common and costly mistake? All it takes is incorporating the right leadership hiring strategies.

This article will help you identify exceptional candidates who have an advantage that many others lack: the ability to be a great…


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