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CEO Update LIVE: Prospective CEOs need fire in the belly

Recruiters and search committees want to see passion, but also proof of good judgment, when weighing candidates for a CEO job

From left to right, CEO Update’s Mark Graham, Korn Ferry’s Lorraine Lavet,  The McCormick Group’s Ivan Adler, Heidrick & Struggles’s Julian Ha
From left to right, CEO Update’s Mark Graham, Korn Ferry’s Lorraine Lavet,  The McCormick Group’s Ivan Adler, Heidrick & Struggles’s Julian Ha

By Martin Berman-Gorvine
Feb. 15, 2019

Winning a CEO role requires the ability to demonstrate both passion and discretion: enthusiasm for the field of the target group and also meticulous care in one’s conduct on social media and in other areas covered by increasingly comprehensive background checks.