Great organizations are great on every level. They pay meticulous attention to how they hire everyone, from the receptionist to the CEO.
If your company lavishes attention on senior level hires, and leaves lower level openings starved for attention, that's a real warning flag. You are never going to achieve your potential if the conversation about lower level hires is that you can settle for less.
Results happen on the front line, not in the rarified air of the boardroom where important strategic decisions are made. And all top performing executives know this. When you are interviewing top executives, they are also interviewing you, and assessing if their team has what it takes to deliver great performance ... at every level.