The most important hiring criteria for your executives is cultural fit. You need to work with people who work like you do, and who enjoy and appreciate your style and pace.
It doesn’t matter how smart or experienced people are, if they don’t match your style it’ll never work. You need to love working with them, and them with you.
Work with people who argue with you and tell you no. Be willing to fight like hell during the day but still love each other when you go home.
Don’t work with people you don’t love. There’s no short term gain that is worth sacrificing for working with someone you do not love working with. If you aren’t enjoying looking at each other each day, you’re working with the wrong people.
Here are the criteria I review executives on:
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