Executive Selection: Strategies for Success
Valerie I. Sessa, Jodi J. Taylor, Valerie I. Sessa, Jodi J. TaylorISBN: 0787950203; 9780787950200;
Strong leadership is essential for survival in today's competitive business environment. Yet it has been estimated that from 25 to 75 percent of top executives hired today fail. Such failures can cripple the organization and adversely affect its stakeholders. So how can senior-level positions be filled with leaders who fit the bill? The Center for Creative Leadership has studied executive selection for years. Its researchers have interviewed hundreds of executives, analyzed the decision-making styles of the people who make selections, and studied the latest management and psychological literature on the subject. Executive Selection draws on this research, and on the extensive experience of the authors in working with top-level management, to offer a series of steps that decision makers can follow to make better hiring decisions. After detailing who should be on the selection team, the book shows how this group of people can develop a systematic way to look at the...