A company’s chief operations officer—or COO—is responsible for one of the most important aspects of business: its day-to-day operations. Because the current and future success of any business depends on it functioning like a well-oiled machine, making the right hire for the COO position is key.
But while many company leaders will focus on the traits they do want to look for in a COO, it’s equally important to know what you don’t want to look for, as certain traits or characteristics that may seem harmless in another position could make a candidate a poor fit for the COO role. To share their insights on the issue, the
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