Episode 5 – Lessons Learned Hiring and Firing with Brad Touesnard

 
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Brad Touesnard joins Phil and John to discuss hiring, firing and growing a team around his software business.

Show Notes

Key Takeaways

  • As a founder don’t outsource the marketing tasks at first.
  • Have an interview and trial period, but ultimately let your existing team approve new hires.
  • You need to be able to rely on your team to communicate issues to you and each other.
  • Pay attention to discontent amongst your team.
  • Recognize when you, as a founder, are not satisfied with answers to your questions to team members.
  • Attempt to warn folks when they aren’t living up to expected standards.
  • Don’t wait too long to let someone go if they aren’t a good fit.