Wednesday, November 15, 2006

What Boards Look for in a CEO

So what are the ingredients that determine the winners from the losers?

The basic attributes that separate the best candidates from the rest are:

  1. Intellectual prowess: Don't underestimate the importance of sheer gray matter.
  2. Having a well-founded point of view: Boards look for someone to stake out a sensible position with firmness.
  3. Superior communications skills: This is the ability to unlock that gray matter and articulate that point of view in a clear and compelling way.
  4. Values: There must be a strong match between what the individual stands for, and what the directors and the company stands for.
  5. Executive presence: This is the intangible ability to inspire confidence in a group setting.

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