When I begin a C-level executive search, most of my clients in the consumer goods sector have a similar request: “Show me the winners.” With a company’s future at stake, boards of directors understandably want to focus on top executives from dominant players ranging from Google to Ralph Lauren. As a result, recruiters often shy away from candidates who have spent even a moment’s time at troubled companies.
Yet as we head deeper into economic uncertainty, I question the wisdom behind fixating on executives from top organizations. Perhaps it’s time to re-examine our definition of success. By avoiding candidates at struggling companies, we eliminate those who possess the most valuable skill sets for today: The ability to navigate through corporate crises.
Read this wonderful article here. “indeed, Crisis leadership is indispensable for business success” -Mouaz