A good leader will have worked with others and can involve these people in other adventures. This is one of the keys to success when a company wants to find a new leader for a department.
I have met various leaders in my career, and I would not work again with all of them. In the selection processes for leaders in which I take part, I do not see enough insistence on this point. A good leader makes the company hire the best talent.
If there’s one thing that’s important to a good leader, it’s the ability to help manage the hiring process.
- What is this person’s reputation in the local sector?
- How will they create a meaningful hiring strategy?
- Are they capable of bring the best people with them?
- Do companies check these things when they hire a new leader?
Often, some inefficient people get for some reason to be “head of…” at some company. Another company reads their resume and sees they’ve had that position before. The company doesn’t inquire who they have worked with and “cancer” expands into another reality.
A good leader may have held non-leadership positions, but be respected by current and former colleagues. Important is the capability of making an impact in hiring the best talent.
Don’t just look at the resume, you need to consult the people that worked with them!