I am currently serving on a search committee for a new executive director for the National Adult Day Services Association. It’s been a long process where we have had to identify transitional leadership, do some significant strategic planning, and identify and then interview candidates. I’ve learned so much during the last few months.
The article is an interesting guide for a board to use when hiring their next CEO or Executive Director or other leadership position. He’s has hit on some great questions that cover a wide range of a CEO’s responsibilities. In his interview guide, he covers the following areas:
- Growth, Financial, and Operational Management
- Strategy and Vision
- Leadership and Team Building
He includes some additional interview questions that are useful, but a bit outside of the above categories. The most important question according to Citrin: “What questions do you have for us?”
Read the article. Here’s my question for the small business owner: can you answer these questions about your company? In a resource constrained environment, how do you lead your company forward?
At least those were the questions I was asking myself. I’ve got some work to do.