If there was one ingredient that you can change, in order to make an amazing difference to your company, then it would be, finding the right leader. When the right leader is appointed, you get success and when the wrong leader is chosen, you get chaos. Great leaders are hard to find for a reason – there are so few of them. But they are out there, and with the right hiring strategy and process, they can be found.
Magnetic leaders with an irresistible leadership style are in high demand. And because of that, they can be fairly selective when deciding whom to work for. Attracting magnetic leaders to your organization will be hard if they have no idea who you are. So, first things first, you need a strong employment brand that will pull magnetic leaders towards you.
It’s obvious that great people want to work with other great people, so if you want to attract leaders to your organization and raise the bar, you will need to look deeper into yourself and raise your game.
The first step of the way would be to clear the deck. Remove leaders who simply occupy space. Once you’ve made room in your organization, look to curate a team with the crème de la crème. Once you’ve been able to recruit one or two highly regarded leaders, others will follow.
There are often cases where we’ve seen small to medium-sized companies attract great leaders from large corporations because the candidate is looking for a change. Generally, these candidates are looking for solid cultural fit, a family-friendly work environment, something that is flexible, and an opportunity to make a real impact. If your company offers one or more of these benefits, make sure you’re selling the candidate on these advantages.
Finally, be patient. It takes time to find a diamond in the rough. It can’t be stressed enough. The things that can help you out are you reaching out to every nook and corner you can to find the right candidate for you. The bigger your net, the broader your network, the more candidates you’ll bring in and the better your odds of hiring success.
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