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Leadership in Action: Choosing Leaders - A Team Approach for Executive Selection by Jodi K. Taylor, Valerie I. Sessa

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The Composition of the Selection Team

Considering whom to involve and how to involve them is a crucial step in the selection process. The most powerful hidden dynamic in selection is the decision-making process of the selection team. Therefore, carefully choosing the team is almost as important as making the right choice of the actual candidate. However, this critical step is often completely ignored, and even when attended to is often random and haphazard.

Whom to Include and Whom Not to Include

We found that including some executives in the decision-making process is beneficial and including others may actually be a deterrent to making a good selection.

For example, in the case of a selection from within, it is useful to include the chair of ...

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