(How) can one recognize a bad CEO upfront?

Leadership

 

Next Topic

Leadership > Best Practices

Antonio
Is it possible to see upfront if a CEO is likely to perform bad after (s)he is appointed? (...) Read more? Sign up for free

Please register now to read all responses and to join this discussion yourself. It's easy and 100% free.

Sign up for free     Log in


  Pam Brooks
 

Bad CEO

Yes you can tell if you know what you are looking for. I am a certified behavior analyst and work with a large executive staffing firm here in the US. I have helped them with all of their top placements and they have been amazingly accurate for the past three years. (Thinking, Behaviors, Motivation) the three keys to understand.

  Gopalakrishna Bhat, Project Manager, India
 

Recognizing a Bad CEO

I am not sure if you are referring to the behavioral or functional aspect of CEO. In my opinion, one can identify behavioral aspects very quickly.
However the functional part can not be evaluated immediately. There are different ways for performing same task though! Time and results would answer that.

  Gilbert Mlongoti Sinjani, Manager, Zambia
 

Recognizing a Bad CEO

This is a great question. My question to you is: what role is (s)he coming to perform? Transformational (leading change) or transactional (business as usual)?
Irrespective, you can consider the values of both the incoming CEO and those of the firm (value dynamics). Remember that a firm takes on (to a great extent) the values of its CEO, which form the firm's values and culture. Values (from cultures and beliefs) drive behaviour which drives performance.
The values of the CEO can be determined from past performance (consider the culture created in the firm, business unit, or department (s)he is coming from) versus the firm (s)he is coming to. If there is a close relationship then (s)he is likely to perform well in a transactional setting, otherwise (s)he will perform well in transforming the firm.
The board should determine this before selecting a CEO whether from within or without of the firm.

  Tj de Nordwall
 

Recognizing a Bad CEO

There's no science behind this observation but my (...)

  D. Liely, United States
 

Recognizing a Good CEO

I agree wholeheartedly with Tj. It has been my exp (...)

  Milan Grkovic, Strategy Consultant, Croatia
 

Every (new) CEO Must Have a Learning Plan

Every new position requires new (missing) competen (...)

 
More on Leadership
Forum
Management versus Leadership
Leadership Lessons: Why Did Trump Win?
Difference Between Management and Leadership
🔥Leading a Consulting Firm, Law Firm or Accountancy Firm
Best Practices
🥇The Incomplete Leader
🥈Leadership And Ownership
🥉Leadership Definitions
The Glass Ceiling: Leadership Barriers for Women
Leadership is context specific
So Many Leadership Theories...
Identifying Leadership Competencies
Leadership Perceptions and Competency
Machiavellian Management Style
Why Should one be a Leader?
Attributes of a Personal / Executive Assistant
HOW Does a Leader Create (true) Followers?
Are Leaders Born or Made?
Multifaceted Leadership
Effective versus Strong Leadership
What is the Optimal Span of Control?
Unlearning and Leadership
A Leader is Someone Who Has Followers...
Attributes of Leaders | Leadership Attributes
10 Differences Between a Boss and a Leader
3 Levels of Leadership
Establishing Self-Leadership in Organizations
Leadership and Trust: the Trustworthy Leader
Leadership Laws Through all Times
Challenges for Leaders Today
New Management Position? Avoid Quick Win Traps
What is Triadic Leadership? Harnessing Knowledge, Trust and Power.
You can Lead Without the Title
Leadership and Silent Individuals
Leadership Styles in Schools
Management Theory of Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(How) can one recognize a bad CEO upfront?
Can a Sports Team Leader Become a Business Leader?
Leadership Impact

Leadership

 

Next Topic



About 12manage | Advertising | Link to us / Cite us | Privacy | Suggestions | Terms of Service
2020 12manage - The Executive Fast Track. V15.6 - Last updated: 25-9-2020. All names of their owners.