Asking direct reports to interview their potential new leader. We’ve seen a few flavors of this and generally disagree with the approach. While sometimes founders have no other choice, we’ll cover the pros and cons of this method and why we advise against it.
First impressions go a long way. We can all recall a good or bad first impression someone made. It’s hard to build trust and conviction when recruiting someone if you aren’t able to make a positive impression the first time you speak with them.