Find a CEO with a long-term vision

During interviews for any position, it's common to ask a candidate where they see themselves in five years. This foresight also applies to executive candidates, especially if they are entering into a role in your company during a difficult transition period. Executive search consultants can help you determine the right questions to ask to figure out their vision for the future.

This is one of the points outlined in a recent Entrepreneur article by David Reimer. He writes about how the "corner office" mentality can separate the CEO from his board and other potential collaborators. To avoid this, executives can harness the energy they feel regarding their position and translate it into a coherent worldview and corporate strategy.

"The best leaders — those who demonstrate an ability to rally an organization, transform the market or deliver breakthroughs under duress — don't just challenge themselves to be better, they operationalize that curiosity," Reimer writes. "They seek out perspectives that differ from their own and provoke their own thinking."

High-profile CEOs should have an overarching goal for their work. Newly appointed chief executives, like GoPro's Nick Woodman, face enormous amounts of pressure to come into their positions with a plan for the company, as well as the maturity needed to perform long-term.

Companies that dread leaders who don't have a clear plan should contract with an executive search firm to find someone who does. The outside expertise of a group like YES Partners can lead you to someone who is already applying serious thought to your organization's future.

Finding people is easy, but finding the RIGHT people is not. YES Partners helps companies FIND the right people – for all company functions, across many industries and globally. 

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