So many companies we meet believe that assessing a new leader can only consist of a stale style of interview inside their Boardroom. For years we have been advocating taking final stage candidates out for a meal, ideally including a glass of wine, is a great way of assessing their real character and personality. Those who accept our advice have really benefitted and ultimately made the correct decisions.

This article throws in another little gem in the way of an awkward situation to see how your new Leader reacts. Nothing like unexpected pressure to gain an authentic response!

What tactics have you used outside of a Boardroom interview?