As you’ve discovered if you’d tried to hire any senior level person, the process for hiring leaders for these critical spots is much different than hiring everyone else for this one simple reason:

“You need them more than they need you!”

This mindset changes everything. Here are a few ideas on how to get started:

Hiring leaders from professional staff to senior executives requires a high-touch process. However, by spending more time with fewer people – as long as they’re the right people – it’s possible to not only be more efficient but also more effective. It all starts by recognizing that the best people don’t need you as much as you need them.