How do you a hire for a client if we are yet to agree on the ideal candidate? This question was rankling in my mind ever since I returned from my big meeting with Cheers and Celebrations, a leading player in the gifts and greeting cards industry, this morning.
The crux of the meeting was this. Cheers and Celebrations was looking to hire a new CEO. Now, most of their employees had grown with the company and had been around for decades. "We need a new pair of eyes to come and change things around here," the founder told us. His second requirement - "We are looking for someone who can double our revenue."