David Hassell (@dhassell) is a serial entrepreneur, business columnist, and speaker who believes that when leaders support employees in becoming their best selves, high engagement and performance and uncommon loyalty naturally result.
As co-founder and CEO of 15Five, David and his team have developed industry-leading people management software that helps build phenomenal cultures via a suite of features including check-ins, OKR tracking, 1-on-1s, and peer appreciation.
While at 15Five, David created the science-inspired Best-Self Management methodology that helps leaders address hidden factors that stimulate sustainable growth and development – things like intrinsic motivation, strengths, and psychological safety. By practicing Best-Self Management and using 15Five internally, they have experienced near-zero attrition, rapid growth, and awards like ranking #3 on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work.
David was named “The Most Connected Man You Don’t Know in Silicon Valley” by Forbes Magazine, and has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Inc., and Fast Company.
3:25 - Entrepreneurship as a form of rebellion
6:15 - The importance of continuity and creating something beyond yourself
7:55 - Life in “beige cubicle land”
10:25 - Why “surfing the net” isn’t really a thing any more
16:04 - Why you need both passion AND profit to thrive
18:25 - How helping others and adding value helps you succeed
23:13 - Why some companies succeed where others fail
25:35 - Why “best-self management” is more effective than performance management
26:25 - The inspiration behind fifteen/five reports: “Sorry, Yvonne [the CEO of Patagonia] is out surfing.”
35:35 - Company relational mastery: what it is and how to achieve it
48:47 - The future of work is collaborative
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