Building a senior management team

A recent question on LinkedIn reads like this: How to build a strong senior management team? To which I responded as follows:

Since there are several answers covering the competency aspects, I only add CHEMISTRY, which is just as important this early on. It's so easy to ignore that what you hire now is what your organization will look like when/if it matures--you are building the organizational DNA.

Myself, I'd look also to further define competency in terms of capability more than (only) expereince. In other words, it's not only people from targeted markets/industries I'd like to hire, but also versatile individuals who've been top achievers along their (professional) lives.

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