Some elements of executive experience simply don't come across on a resume and can't be deciphered without a strong reading from an executive recruiter with a keen eye for talent. To get the most out of the vetting process of an executive candidate, a good recruiter will be looking for everything that might play into successful performance with a new company and make shareholders proud.
While physical presence can communicate certain aspects of executive candidates' values and how they see themselves, they can also be extrapolated into larger behaviors that could be seen in the business realm later on. An article recently published in Forbes examined the ways that this can eventually mean different specific results for their companies, depending on how they perform.
Crucially, the piece focuses more on the ways different types of characteristics can be seen as indicators of performance. For example, it uses John Akers, onetime leader of IBM, as a demonstration of how a memorable and assertive physical presence doesn't always lead to a solid CEO tenure.
It also cited a current fixture of the talk involving CEOs—exiting Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer—as someone with memorable physical features (in this case, his loud voice) that nevertheless still comes up short in the long run.
Some elements of posture can convey confidence and good things that your business will want to capitalize on, but it's important not to be misled. With an executive recruiter like YES Partners onboard to distinguish these worthwhile qualities, your company can feel more confident about the person it's choosing for their CEO.
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