Speed is Safety: Lessons on Business Building and Local Decision Making
Fredrik Thomassen, CEO and Founder of Superside
In episode #174, Fredrik Thomassen explains why speed, kindness, and truth-seeking are core values at Superside and helped the company scale to over 700 employees in 8 years. He also explains why focusing on “unblocking” employees is crucial in a high-growth environment and how to do so gracefully.
Positioning for Success: Clear Thinking with Shane Parrish
Shane Parrish, Founder of Farnam Street
In episode #170, Shane breaks down clear thinking into actionable steps, discusses how to think more independently, shares what the 13 sources of advantage are and why managers should focus on talent curation when looking to expand their teams.
Leveling Up Your Talent: A Framework for Intentional Career Progression
Barbra Gago, CEO of Pando
In episode #169, Barbra Gago explains how to facilitate “just-in-time” promotions, thinking about employees from an “employee lifetime value” perspective, and how to apply other strategies traditionally used for business building to strengthen your team.
Implementing the Icelandic Workweek: A New Approach to Flexibility and Freedom
Ali Asaria, CEO of Tulip
In episode #168, Ali Asaria explains how important it is to experiment with your team’s leadership and management practices. He also shares how this experimentation can help you discover things within each team that help the entire company succeed.
Efficient One-on-Ones and Diligent Hiring: How to Become a Trustworthy Manager
Mark Horstman, Co-Founder of Manager Tools
In episode #49, Mark Horstman, Co-Founder of Manager Tools, emphasizes the importance of being trustworthy as a manager and why every leader (even U.S. Presidents!) should have one-on-one meetings with their direct reports.
Owning the Manager Role: How to Set Expectations and be “Super F*cking Clear”
Melissa and Johnathan Nightingale, Founders of Raw Signal Group
In episode #41, Melissa and Johnathan Nightingale emphasize what the manager title exactly entails and how to own the role. They shared lessons learned from their early management mistakes and why setting expectations is one of the most impactful things we can do as leaders.
The Adventure of Leadership: Lessons Learned from Uncertainty and Discomfort
Jonathan Ronzio, CMO and Co-founder at Trainual
In episode #37, Jonathan Ronzio explains how his outdoor adventures have influenced his leadership style – as well as the decisions he makes when it comes to storytelling and marketing. We touch on topics like trust, communication, and determination – and why these things don’t just help you to survive outdoor adventures, but leadership and entrepreneurship too!
Getting The Right People in the Right Seats: Why Environment Fit is Different Than Culture Fit
Hiten Shah, Co-Founder & CEO of FYI
In episode #26, Hiten Shah talks about identifying slow moving teams, why managers need to be in tune with what their teams actually know (and what they don’t), and how founders can transfer their unique talents and skills. Tune in to hear Hiten share why environment fit matters to build a well oiled team.