How do you hire for strategic thinking?
Not every candidate is wired with the ability to be a creative and visionary thinker. How do you evaluate for that skill set? Most every executive believes they have that capability but in reality most successful people are either great thinkers or great doers. Many jobs require both the ability to implement and create but the data supports that only a small percent of people are really good at both. This is why the entrepreneur often needs a strong COO/President to drive the business to get to stage 2. This Harvard Business Review Article offers some great advice on screening for that strategic gene.