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The Executive Selection: A Systematic Approach for Success - A Center for Creative Leadership Book / Edition 1
     

The Executive Selection: A Systematic Approach for Success - A Center for Creative Leadership Book / Edition 1

by Valerie I. Sessa, Jodi J. Taylor
 

ISBN-10: 0787950203

ISBN-13: 9780787950200

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Wiley

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

Overview

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 organization, its environment, the open position, and the candidate requirements. The team thereby develops an image of the ideal candidate that can be used throughout the selection process. Next, advice is given on the best way to develop a good candidate pool and how to gather and use the right information to determine who should be hired. Finally, Executive Selection makes recommendations that will help ensure the new executive's successful transition into the organization and his or her continued development. In all, these steps represent a comprehensive, easy-to-follow system that takes the mystery out of selecting for success.

The book's strategies for pinpointing the right person for the job apply to the selection of CEOs, officers, and others in the executive suite. Executives, boards of directors, and HR professionals can use these strategies to improve their selection processes. Investors can use them to assess the executive selections being conducted within companies of interest. And researchers can use them to garner ideas for additional work in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787950200
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
J-B CCL (Center for Creative Leadership) Series , #4
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

The Authors

1 The Current State of Executive Selection: Crisis at the Top 1

2 Success and How to Get There 19

3 Deciding Who Should Be Involved 31

4 Mapping the Selection Challenge 45

5 Attracting Quality Talent 65

6 Making the Selection Decision 79

7 Integrating the New Executive 93

8 Internal Versus External Candidates 107

9 A Summary of the System 123

10 Selection and Your Organization: Two Final Thoughts 133

Appendix A Interview Questionnaire and Protocol 141

Appendix B Description of the Peak Selection Simulation 153

Bibliography 161

Index 165

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