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The art of interviewing your next CEO.
Trustee. 2003 Feb; 56(2):14-8.T

Abstract

If conducted properly, an interview is a highly effective tool for evaluating managers at any level of an organization. Broad, general questions, gently put, elicit sincere behavior from others, allowing them the freedom to respond as they wish. Their responses tell us what they typically focus on. Moreover, the interviewee is inclined to find us "safe" to talk to. This reduces their fear or discomfort, which should be any interviewer's goal. Probing often elicits the most spontaneous, hence truest, behavior revealing who this person is and how he or she will respond in a particular position or situation. Good probes, which should be used frequently in any conversation, also convey the message that we care about the interviewee and his or her views. Interviewing means focusing on others. It should be an integral part of the board's repertoire of skills. It is also an integral part of being a good manager. Few people are emotionally capable of implementing the principles described here. It is incumbent on the board, therefore, to select those members who can conduct in-depth interviews for a new CEO.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers, Chicago, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12624880

Citation

Thompson, David W., and Nancie Noie Thompson. "The Art of Interviewing Your Next CEO." Trustee : the Journal for Hospital Governing Boards, vol. 56, no. 2, 2003, pp. 14-8.
Thompson DW, Thompson NN. The art of interviewing your next CEO. Trustee. 2003;56(2):14-8.
Thompson, D. W., & Thompson, N. N. (2003). The art of interviewing your next CEO. Trustee : the Journal for Hospital Governing Boards, 56(2), 14-8.
Thompson DW, Thompson NN. The Art of Interviewing Your Next CEO. Trustee. 2003;56(2):14-8. PubMed PMID: 12624880.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The art of interviewing your next CEO. AU - Thompson,David W, AU - Thompson,Nancie Noie, PY - 2003/3/11/pubmed PY - 2003/4/1/medline PY - 2003/3/11/entrez SP - 14 EP - 8 JF - Trustee : the journal for hospital governing boards JO - Trustee VL - 56 IS - 2 N2 - If conducted properly, an interview is a highly effective tool for evaluating managers at any level of an organization. Broad, general questions, gently put, elicit sincere behavior from others, allowing them the freedom to respond as they wish. Their responses tell us what they typically focus on. Moreover, the interviewee is inclined to find us "safe" to talk to. This reduces their fear or discomfort, which should be any interviewer's goal. Probing often elicits the most spontaneous, hence truest, behavior revealing who this person is and how he or she will respond in a particular position or situation. Good probes, which should be used frequently in any conversation, also convey the message that we care about the interviewee and his or her views. Interviewing means focusing on others. It should be an integral part of the board's repertoire of skills. It is also an integral part of being a good manager. Few people are emotionally capable of implementing the principles described here. It is incumbent on the board, therefore, to select those members who can conduct in-depth interviews for a new CEO. SN - 0041-3674 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12624880/The_art_of_interviewing_your_next_CEO_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -