How Boards Interview CEO Candidates: Avoid Hiring the Wrong Person

Learn how to take a systematic, data-driven approach when making a board decision about investing in the company’s single most valuable asset—its chief executive.
Board Relations

Format          50 Minute Lesson
Chapters       6
Skill Level     Intermediate
Audience      C-Suite
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Course Description

In this lesson, ExecSense examines CEO hiring processes and why a data-driven approach should help guide executive employment. Take the 50 minutes to learn what factors (behaviors, experiences, and aptitude) most impact a CEO’s performance.

This 6-chapter lesson is led by an expert, Linda Henman (Owner – Henman Performance Group), and focuses on setting long- and short-term objectives before choosing a CEO, objectively assessing talent, and creating a hiring plan.

In this 50-minute session, you will learn:

  • A comprehensive overview of how Boards of Directors should prepare for interviews with executive talent: identifying strategic imperatives, developing success factors, specifying the challenges candidates will face in the future, and writing interview questions that address specific skills and competencies
  • A list of the four key questions board members should ask themselves before any executive search: Why are we in business? Who are our customers? What do they expect of us? Who would miss us if we went away?
  • How to clarify one-year, two-year, and five-year objectives regarding growth, finances, technology, talent, and customer acquisition and retention
  • A complete guide to selecting the right kind of leadership for your company by evaluating behavior, experience, and aptitude; how to recognize when a candidate is not the right fit; and what success factors to look for
  • How to develop a hiring plan that works for your company with an interview protocol, factors to consider, and resources to use

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Linda Henman
President, Henman Performance Group

Expertise: Executive Development & Coaching

Linda Henman, Ph.D. has helped executives in Fortune 500 companies, privately held firms, small businesses, and military organizations to define their direction and select the best people to put their strategies in motion.

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Linda holds a Ph.D. in organizational systems, two Master of Arts degrees in interpersonal communications and organization development, and a Bachelor of Science degree in communications. A former university professor, Linda served on the adjunct graduate faculty at Washington University and wrote the textbook for the school’s Leadership in Technology program. She belongs to the Air Force Association and the Million Dollar Consultants’ Hall of Fame, and she holds numerous certifications, including Director of Professionalism, a designation given by the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Senior leaders in construction, retail, financial services, food, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, and technology industries rely on her to help make essential decisions. Some of her major clients include Tyson Foods, Emerson Electric, Kraft Foods, Boeing Aircraft, Estee Lauder, and Merrill Lynch.

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