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Tap into Kirk Dando’s leadership experience working with over 8,000 leaders around the world. From startups to hyper-growth companies, Kirk has seen it all. We’ll dive into the big issues you are facing in your business today. Short on theory and long on real-world examples, you will leave every episode equipped to be a better leader.

We’ll bring you interviews with some of today’s best CEOs and Dando’s clients. They will offer behind-the-scenes insights into how the companies big and small grow. You’ll learn the ground truth about what works and what doesn’t.

For You Leaders Kirk Dando

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Tap into Kirk Dando’s leadership experience working with over 8,000 leaders around the world. From startups to hyper-growth companies, Kirk has seen it all. We’ll dive into the big issues you are facing in your business today. Short on theory and long on real-world examples, you will leave every episode equipped to be a better leader.

We’ll bring you interviews with some of today’s best CEOs and Dando’s clients. They will offer behind-the-scenes insights into how the companies big and small grow. You’ll learn the ground truth about what works and what doesn’t.

    How to set goals that motivate, acquire companies to grow and worry less - how one award-winning CEO does it

    How to set goals that motivate, acquire companies to grow and worry less - how one award-winning CEO does it

    Today, we are continuing our conversation with the award-winning CEO of Four Hands, Matt Briggs. In this episode, we cover a wide range of topics from goal-setting to acquisitions to reducing stress. If you missed the previous episode, don’t miss the chance to hear the way Four Hands operationalizes their core values.
    One topic to pay extra close attention to in this episode is how Matt and Four Hands set their company goals. In working with businesses around the world, it’s incredible how many companies struggle with goal setting that get (and keep) people focused. Do they set them so they are achievable or so they are more aspirational and very difficult to achieve? Matt does a great job sharing the unique perspective Four Hands has used to set goals to scale. Tune your ear to their approach and how it will help you and your business set goals and grow.

    • 19 min
    How to Operationalize Core Values to Drive Performance

    How to Operationalize Core Values to Drive Performance

    You might have heard CEOs talk about their core values and wondered: how do they practically live out the core values in the business? Furthermore, how do they use them to drive performance?
    Today, you’re going to hear from award-winning CEO, Matt Briggs of Four Hands, Four Hands is a home furnishing company based in Austin, TX. In this episode, Matt shares how they actually live out one of their most unique core values: Fun. You’ll be surprised by the many ways they live up to this core value, how it drives their culture, performance, customer empathy and more. It’s not just window dressing.
    Matt shares his unlikely journey from a self-proclaimed ski bum to the CEO of Four Hands, which will surpass $200m in revenue this year. 

    • 29 min
    The Real and Raw Truth about Success, Growth, Failure and Leaving a Legacy

    The Real and Raw Truth about Success, Growth, Failure and Leaving a Legacy

    We continue our conversation with John James, the CEO of Engine. John dives into many of the how-to’s and “wish I would have knowns” from his deep experience.
    He candidly shares about the health scare that led to his resignation at Country Outfitter, how he thinks about his legacy and the principles he’s taken with him to his newest venture, Engine. He also provides the powerful and simple advice Alex Dillard, the President of Dillard’s Department Stores, gave him that totally changed the way he viewed being a leader - both at home and the office. Don’t miss this episode. 

    • 41 min
    John James Part 1: Scaling to failing: Why nothing kills faster than success

    John James Part 1: Scaling to failing: Why nothing kills faster than success

    As a serial entrepreneur, John created several online companies that ultimately led to the creation of Country Outfitter, a giant in western wear eCommerce. Today, John shares the lessons he’s learned from being a medical doctor to scaling an eCommerce company. He candidly shares the story of how Country Outfitter ultimately failed and how he had to step down as CEO. However, that is not the end of the story, John is wildly successful again, both in business and life.

    • 27 min
    Duo Song Part 3: How to operationalize your values, manage the board and build an enduring company

    Duo Song Part 3: How to operationalize your values, manage the board and build an enduring company

    This is the final episode in our series of interviews with Duo Security co-founder, Dug Song. In this episode, we cover a variety of topics from managing the board to work-life balance. We also dive into how Duo Security actively operationalizes their values to ensure they come to life within the business. There are no cheesy inspirational posters in this episode, just real and raw tactics and advice you can start implementing today. Listen now:

    • 37 min
    Dug Song Part 2: Make Complexity The Enemy: The Simple but Proven Methods Behind Duo’s Growth

    Dug Song Part 2: Make Complexity The Enemy: The Simple but Proven Methods Behind Duo’s Growth

    As you scale a business, there’s no shortage of tactics and advice. But how do you decide what to do, when to do it and in what order? Today’s guest, Dug Song, will tell you: “Don’t make it more complicated than it needs to be. The list of all the things you could be doing are probably the right things to do….at some point in the company.” He warns that doing things “too early will literally kill you...you just can’t afford it when you’re small.”

    • 31 min

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Awesome Podcast!!

Kirk Dando, host of the For You Leaders podcast, highlights all aspects of leadership, business growth and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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Awesome show, highly recommend!

Kirk and his guests provide some incredibly actionable and compelling content, spotlighting the absolute best tactics on how to become a better leader and (more importantly) a better overall person.

Highly recommend listening and subscribing to For You Leaders if you want the knowledge AND mindsets to effectively lead your team (and reach your overall business goals as a result)!

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