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Snapping up Executives at Snap

Tony Bush

Tony Bush

36 minutes

Mar 31, 2024

Snapping up Executives at Snap
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According to Forbes research from the Corporate Executive Board CB estimates that 50 to 70% of executives fail within 18 months of taking on a role.

Executives often face immense pressure to deliver immediate results and meet high expectations set by stakeholders and boards of directors. This pressure can lead to hasty decision making, and an inability to effectively navigate complex organizational dynamics.

Additionally, inadequate on boarding processes and lack of alignment between the executive skill set and the demands of the role can contribute to early failures. Consequently, without proper support, executives may struggle to adapt and deliver sustainable value ultimately leading to premature exits or performance shortcomings within the critical 18-month timeframe.

Our guest today is Tony Bush, head of executive search at Snap. Tony, welcome to the show.

Tony Bush: Thank you. Glad to be here.

Felicia Shakiba: We're excited to have you. I can't wait for this conversation.

Tony Bush: Yeah, me too. I was thinking about it this week, and really, you kind of geek out here on assessment for executives.

My first question is what distinguishes executive recruiting from general recruiting? And what does that entail?

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