Have you ever thought to yourself: "running a business shouldn't be this hard?" Then you need to listen to the For You Leadership Podcast, where you can tap into Kirk Dando’s leadership experience working with 11,000+ leaders around the world. From startups to hyper-growth companies, Kirk has seen it all. 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.
My out of office reply is this podcast
“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my axe.” Abraham Lincoln
Kirk is on vacation this week. He’s taking some time to “sharpen his axe” so he can be a healthier more productive husband, father, friend, and leader. It’s hard for any leader to disconnect, but it’s even harder to deal with the consequences of not taking time for true self-care. Learn and grow from 9 award-winning CEOs, esteemed journalists, and overall great people about how they think about slowing down to speed up in this special podcast we produced to help you.
Call the Shot, Make the Shot (Part 5): 3 Best practices to get the most from your 1:1’s
“Ideas are great… but they are only as good as the people executing them.” Sean Spector, CEO + Founder Of Dropoff
It’s almost a foregone conclusion - if you set the strategy and keep measuring it, it will all work out. However, a mediocre strategy with an amazing, aligned team will beat the brilliant strategy with a mediocre team almost every single time. The problem can be counterintuitive. We have all kinds of metrics and measurements to see how the business is performing, but we often neglect the most important metric to executing our strategy: how are our people doing (both personally and professionally)? That’s what today’s episode is all about: how to increase velocity by knowing how your people are doing through impactful 1-on-1s.
Call the Shot, Make the Shot (Part 4): 7 Strategy Myths that quietly destroy healthy strategy
Working closely with leaders and their organizations, I hear a ton of myths around strategy. Many people have a strong opinion on what they think will (or will not) work when it comes to developing and executing their growth strategy. For example, “OKRs don’t work… We have to get everyone aligned to these goals… We need to set stretch goals... We have too many meetings... We need a 10-year vision...” The list goes on and on.
Today, I’m not only going to dispel some common misunderstandings around developing and executing strategy, but I am also going to share the best practices learned from some of the world’s best strategists and CEOs.
Call the Shot, Make the Shot (Part 3): Execution, the Gift that Never Stops Giving
The best gift you can give yourself, your team, your investors, your customers, and your organization is the ability to execute. Ideas are a dime a dozen. Execution of those ideas is where dimes turn into fortunes.
Call the Shot, Make the Shot (Part 2): 1 question CEOs are asking to make sure their 2021 plan gets executed
Today you’ll learn how other successful CEOs and their teams make sure their strategy comes alive through an unlikely process. You will see how to move your team beyond compliance to commitment (to the plan) with 1 key question. This 1 key question will drive clarity and desired alignment to execute in 2021.
Call the Shot, Make the Shot (Part 1): If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time
What confidence level do you have in your 2021 strategy? Will it be executed with the quality, timeliness, and budget you have promised to your investors, customers, and team members? In the latest For You Leaders podcast series, “Call the Shot, Make the Shot,” I will share the best practices around strategy from some of the world’s fastest-growing companies, like Amazon, HomeAway, Dropoff, and many others.
My favorite podcast
For You Leaders is my favorite podcast and the only business podcast I routinely listen to. I appreciate the great content and dialogue that Kirk and Chip put into each episode. It’s practical, challenging, and sincere. It’s also humble and grounded in real world experience. Grateful for this valuable resource!
Love this podcast!
I haven’t seen any new episodes drop since June and I hope Kirk is just taking a sabbatical. I especially enjoyed his two parter with David Haskell from 15Five. Bringing awareness to the right tools and the right time for leaders is incredibly helpful. Thank you!
Good podcast. Focused and interesting. I recommend it.