8 Hacks For A Healthy Remote Team
1. Track happiness, stress and hrs
2. 1:1's every 3 months
3. Clear expected outcomes
4. Wkly KPIs tied to outcomes
5. Wkly & Quarterly goals
6. Meet in-person every 3mo
7. Live video for hard talks
8. Catch them doing stuff right
5 levels of delegation via @michaelhyatt
Level 1: Do what I have asked you to do
Level 2: Research and I’ll decide
Level 3: Research, show options and make recommendation
Level 4: Decide and tell me what you did
Level 5: Decide and I don’t need to know
My #1 company focus this year is finding our "4 Generals" to lead the organization.
One really good takeaway for me from the "5 Levels Of Delegation" concept was that those 4 people need to be in Level 4/5 75%+ of the time or I'm not leading well and/or have the wrong people. And if ANYONE in our organization spends more than 25% of their time in Level 1, we need to re-evaluate our leadership and the persons fit and role.
I found a tool that turns my podcasts into videos.
1. Publish an episode
2. They email the video <2hrs
I do nothing. It just magically shows up. Such an amazing model. I want our products to work like that.
Yesterday we had a brainstorming session to talk about new product concept.
Be a fly on the wall as we discuss:
1. The concept
2. Should we and can we do?
3. Pricing and structure?
4. How to validate w/o building?
@CaseyGraham told me a CEO has 3 jobs:
1. Vision: stay focused on it
2. People: recruit and retain the best
3. Money: don’t run out
My top focus this year as CEO is #2. Finding my 4 Generals.
A challenge I gave the team last week:
1. Share your top “figured it out” moment from the week
2. Everyone votes on their favorite
3. Most votes gets free round trip ticket to anywhere in the US
Results have been 🤯
Are you a “year end review” blog post addict?
Will DeShazo shares lessons, recommendations and highlights on his 28th birthday.
📖 Best Book: “Never Split The Difference”
🔮 Biggest Lesson: “Being intentionally dependent on others”
To get a meeting with someone:
If you know them:
1. Create a cal invite with agenda in description and time of meeting
2. Send it to them. Don’t ask, just send.
If you don’t know them:
1. Ask for the meeting
2. If no response, just send the cal invite
Each month I film a short video updating our team on:
1. What I’m excited about
2. What we’re working on
3.. A few fun behind-the-scenes things
I thought I’d share an audio only version here this month.
Weird thing happens each time I hire: Apps falls into 2 groups:
Then 1 comes along that blows me away and resets the bar. All the maybes turn to no’s, I get super excited & imagination for the role explodes.
2 months ago on a whim i invited 5 clients to come to dinner.
1. Meeting in real life 👍🏻👍🏻
2. Immediately evident they are **craving** community
3. Best product research and customer insight process ever
You should try it.
Had an idea today: “Whay if I did your list building and lead gen for you?”
1. The service that inspired me 2. Breakdown of how it would work 3. My next steps to test it
Nat's Twitter: https://twitter.com/nateliason
Nat's Sales Page: https://vidfru.it/2vyCyQB
If you hate the financial mgmt part of business, try this...
+ 2 meetings (quarterly & bi-weekly)
+ 2 reports (transactions and RYG)
+ 2 approvals (bills and budget)
It takes < 2 hours per month.
Hiring is tricky. I haven't mastered it, but we've been working on it for 3-years now and have learned a ton.
In this episode I share our hiring SOP.
And 5 lesser known hiring tips that have made a huge difference for us.
1. Write a job scorecard
2. No less than 100 candidates
3. Spend a lot of time sourcing
4. Use an applicant tracking
5. Get a hiring manager ASAP
What if you could create a legit sales webinar in 15-minutes?
+ Hear about an idea for our next Growth Tool
+ The types of tools that have almost no competition
+ I get lost in a parking lot while recording this