Perhaps no other event in an organization’s or institution’s life cycle is filled with a greater sense of both expectation as well as angst than the transition of senior leadership. The departure of the chief executive officer presents unique opportunities and challenges.
Arrivals and Departures of Executives
Current crises are exposing weaknesses in current executive-level leaders for Christian organizations. Many Christian organizations therefore will face transitions among their highest executives.
The Right Compensation
Having a well thought through compensation plan can make a tremendous difference in staff morale, how employees think leadership values them, if they are being treated fairly, and employee engagement.
Top 10 Questions Employers Wish They Had Asked
Everyone has regrets, but after a bad hire, those “should have asked” questions pile up quickly! While typically an employer thinks ahead of time what questions they want to ask someone in the interview process for a leadership role, hindsight can be painfully accurate.
13 Characteristics of Exceptional Leaders
Not all leaders in major positions of responsibility or influence are exceptional in their leadership abilities. Conversely, some of the very best leaders or managers are in positions that do not have great responsibility or influence.
How to Get the Best from a Recruiter
To obtain the desired results, one must first select the right type of recruiter. Many executives do not understand the differences between the types of recruiters and tend to think only in terms of experiences they have had.
Handling of Internal Candidates
We were near the end of our meeting with a new client, a private Southern college whose president was retiring after 15 years. “There may be one of two people currently at the university who will be interested in…
Differences Between Search Firms
Just as there are significant differences between contingency and retained recruiters, likewise there are differences among retained search firms. Here’s a description of issues to consider when hiring…
Ten Common Hiring Mistakes
Hiring the wrong person is one of the biggest mistakes management can make. Here are tips on what NOT to do. 1) Not Checking References – is probably the most common mistake. Instead, prepare a list…
The Added Value of a Search Firm
An outside consultant can bring more value to the Selection Team as they work through the search process than they might initially realize. While finding candidates is…