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Welcome to a new issue of the Supermanagers TLDR newsletter!
🎙 What’s new on the Supermanagers podcast
- From Zero to Scale: How to Pick a Market, Find the People and Build the Systems with Dave McJannet, CEO of HashiCorp
- Every CEO Needs A Great COO: Understanding the Second In Command with Cameron Herold, Author and Founder of COO Alliance
- Are You A Transactional or Transformational Leader? How to Build Frameworks For Success and Design Your Time with Dan Martell, Author and Founder of SaaS Academy
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🎙Takeaways from the Supermanagers podcast
Episode 130: Dave McJannet, CEO of HashiCorp
From Zero to Scale: How to Pick a Market, Find the People and Build the Systems
TLDR: Dave McJannet is the CEO of HashiCorp, and has over 20 years of experience in product management, operations, finance, and marketing. Prior to HashiCorp, Dave worked at GitHub, Hortonworks, Microsoft and SpringSource. He helped take HashiCorp from 30 to 2500 people. He is passionate about how to repeatably go from 0 to scale. He’s identified a useful set of phases for business scaling and a natural balance between them. Dave explains how he builds high-performing teams, his time horizons for executives, and how he tests for systems thinking in the hiring process.
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…
Pick a market
Pick a team
Build the systems
Company building can be a repeatable process when you look at it this way – regardless of business size.
Episode 131: Cameron Herold, Founder of COO Alliance
Every CEO Needs A Great COO: Understanding the Second In Command
TLDR: This is Cameron’s second time on the show. Cameron Herold is the author of “Second in Command: Unlock the Power of your COO”. He is the founder of COO Alliance and Second In Command Podcast. He’s known to be The CEO Whisperer and engineered 1-800-GOT-JUNK?’s growth from $2 Million to $106 Million in revenue, and 3100 employees in just six years. Cameron recognizes that it can be really tough for many entrepreneurs and mid-level companies to onboard a “second in command”. In this episode, Cameron shares his tips for what this dynamic needs to look like.
First, know when you need a COO.
If a CEO is the gas, a COO is the brakes – and both are needed to keep the car moving forward successfully.
Second, recognize that the CEO-COO relationship requires complete and total trust. It is necessary to develop this from the very beginning.
You never pack your own parachute. Your second in command, who you trust implicitly, is the one who packs it for you…
…so that you can jump.
Episode 132: Dan Martell, Founder of SaaS Academy
Are You A Transactional or Transformational Leader? How to Build Frameworks For Success and Design Your Time
TLDR: Experience is not as important as potential. Building frameworks for success for high potential entry-level people in leadership and management positions allows for growth within an organization. Dan Martell is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, and Founder and CEO of SaaS Academy, where he coaches over 1000+ SaaS founders, including clients like ClickFunnels, Proposify, and Carrot. Dan Martell gives tactical advice on optimizing your time and energy as a leader, and how to avoid being a transactional manager. He also shares tactical tips on creating the perfect week, performing an audit of your time, and how to optimize and balance your energy.
“I have this rule that you build the people and the people build the business, you literally develop your team. And these high-potential entry-level people come up. And it doesn’t matter their age…it’s really just about the framework we build for leadership in our companies.”
… and that’s a wrap! We hope that the content we curated inspires you to continue growing as a leader.
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