I have been involved with numerous CEOs and presidents in a variety of capacities from being a personal executive coach to sitting on the board of directors to being a consultant on specific leadership and sales projects. In fact, I have walked in those executive shoes myself.
The first thing we need to establish before going through any job interview is the objectives of the selection process.
Interviewing should not be just about filling an open position. Anytime you have an opening to hire someone, you have an opportunity to build bench strength, organizational effectiveness and introduce fresh ideas and new insights into the organization.