While some get anxious about job hunting after 50, experts tout the age as prime time for leadership, and offer tips for the search. "Individual candidates tend to make a much bigger deal of that than the hiring organization,” recruiter Wayne Luke of Witt/Kieffer said.
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Search committees, stakeholders can be conflicted or unclear on what they seek in new leader.
CEOs face a number of decision points in their careers: When are they ready for the C-suite? What should that first top job be? And when is it time to move on?
Association heads discuss the skill sets of accomplished leaders at a CEO Update live executive forum, held Oct. 8. These days, a CEO also needs to be a “great storyteller,” says Peggy Smith, CEO of Worldwide ERC. That means that leaders should not simply recite a list of their group’s successes at board meetings, but instead present a coherent narrative of accomplishment.
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The prescription for change may involve new image, new culture and replacing staff stuck in old ways. “You don’t want to take the job as CEO unless you can really understand what the issues are," said Steve Anderson of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. "Financial issues can be overcome. … But if you have an issue with governance, you have a problem.”
Experts offer advice for those on both sides: aspiring executives themselves, and the leaders who are managing the selection process.
Firing staffers for inadequate performance can be painful, but necessary step. Career experts share tips on how to best go about breaking the bad news.
From changing tenses to asking questions with your ears, experts offer guidance on final stage interviews and negotiations.