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The magical law of thirds

Talking to clients there seems to be a rule of thumb for where their senior exec leadership team should come from.

A third should be bought in to the job at executive level, a third are previous experienced hires and a third should have started as graduates or equivalent.

The reason being the graduates carry the culture, the experienced hires bring in harder to train technical skills and the executives bring new leadership qualities.

This is an interesting way of thinking in terms of what it means for graduate numbers and why should some organisations be different.

More to come on this topic.