The economic recession spotlights how critical hiring and retaining the best leadership talent is to an organization. The financial meltdown, perhaps, could have been prevented had executives at the Wall Street banks demanded stronger corporate governance and led with sharper business acumen.
Clearly, recruiting the right leaders is paramount to the success, or failure, of any organization. Yet executive recruiting at many companies is still run like the good ol' boys club: the focus is on who you know rather than what you know. How can today's recruiters ensure the best leadership is hired?