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44: Leading at a Distance with Jim Citrin, Leader, CEO Practice, Spencer Stuart

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44: Leading at a Distance with Jim Citrin, Leader, CEO Practice, Spencer Stuart

In this episode, Gary speaks with Jim Citrin, Leader, CEO Practice, Spencer Stuart. Jim has 25 years of experience at Spencer Stuart and has completed more than 775 CEO, board…
January 13, 2022

44: Leading at a Distance with Jim Citrin, Leader, CEO Practice, Spencer Stuart

Meet Jim Citrin:

Jim Citrin is a Senior Director, Partner & Member of the Board of Directors at Spencer Stuart. He is an officer on the Executive Board of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and is a member of the Board of Girl Effect. Jim authored 7 books including “You’re in Charge, Now What?” and “Leading at a Distance.” He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Vassar College.

Key Insights:

Jim Citrin has 25 years of experience at Spencer Stuart and has completed more than 775 CEO, board member, and top management searches. 

  • How to Interview. People tend to hire in their own image and based on judgements they make in the first few minutes. These are opportunities interviewees can utilize, as well as pitfalls interviewers should avoid. (11:09)
  • Matching People to Companies. Jim shares a story of how understanding a potential CEOs greatest passion and proudest achievements made them the perfect match for an unexpected company. (15:07)
  • The Zoom Advantage. Jim predicts that virtual work is here to stay. When managed correctly, virtual work inspires intrinsic motivation, facilitates better group decisions, and humanized coworkers. (33:19)

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