One of things that I enjoy the most about interim executive assignments is the opportunity to be part of putting the long term solution in place for a client. I am coming to the end of 20 month assignment as a senior executive with a large social services agency in a role which has given me a unique perspective on the requirements for the role on a go-forward basis. Through discussion with the Executive Director during the recruiting process, I am able to share my thoughts and opinions about what is needed as someone who has actually done the job in some depth. These insights help the decision-makers during the selection process to zero in on what’s most important in terms of skills and experience but also in terms of fit with the personalities of the team of managers who report to this position, as well as the peer group. It’s another way that The Osborne Group adds value for our clients by offering deep insight into a client’s needs and a healthy objectivity as our contract executives are not angling for the long-term assignment.