How Involved Should a New CEO Be in Board Recruitment? [Directors & Boards]

Board chairs and nom/gov committee chairs often ask the question, “When and how should the CEO be involved in board recruiting?” The question is even more important when a new CEO is in the role and there is a need to define working relationships and practices. Over the past couple of decades, there have been a range of practices on this topic, from deep CEO involvement in slate generation through selection, to the board having the CEO interview near the end of the process once the board has narrowed its selection down to a couple of finalists.

I had the pleasure of assisting Rusty O’Kelley with this article, which was published by Directors & Boards.