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Going Social: Not your traditional Executive Leadership search

From John Battelle today – officially launching his search to fill the top Executive Leadership position at Federated Media:

It’s time to take it to the next level. FM is no longer a scrappy startup, and while its leadership team is deep and experienced, we’ve come to the conclusion that to take the company to the place we all know it can go, we need an additional leader on board.  So today, I’m announcing that I’m officially launching a search for that position. It used to be you did this in private, but we live in the world of social media, and one of FM’s mores is transparency. I want to honor that value today.

So let me be clear: I am in no way leaving the business. This new leader – the title will depend on the person – will be responsible for running the business – taking all reports and managing to our plan – but he or she will be working very closely with me.

I wouldn’t expect anything less from one of the leading companies in this space.    Good luck with your search John – hopefully you’ll document this process on the social web along the way.

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  1. Mike Taylor
    May 15th, 2009 at 16:20 | #1

    Interesting way to recruit candidates. If you have trouble reporting to John no need to apply

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