Making Key Hires

podcast April 4, 2024

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Do you ever feel like you’re the only one getting things done at your startup? This episode is for you! Matt Watson chats with Greg Schmedding, a problem-solver with a proven track record in the staffing industry, about the critical hires every startup needs to flourish.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why delegating and letting go are essential for startup growth (and how to do it without losing control)
  • The biggest hiring mistakes founders make (think: promoting that talented developer to CTO way too soon!)
  • The importance of building a strong foundation before scaling your team
  • How to identify and hire talented individuals who might not have the experience on paper but have the potential to be superstars
  • Why Matt Watson says his best hire wasn’t the most experienced, but the one who believed most in their approach
  • How to create a repeatable and scalable sales system (and the challenges of managing an offshore team)
  • The importance of self-awareness in key hires – building a team that complements your strengths and weaknesses

This episode is packed with practical advice to help you build the dream team your startup deserves. So, tune in and get ready to learn about making key hires for your company!



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Highlighted Discussion Points

  • Key hires for startups with guest Greg Schmedding. 0:31
  • Sales experience and problem-solving in the staffing industry. 1:10
  • Key hires for startups and entrepreneurs. 3:25
  • Hiring and trust in leadership positions. 7:52
  • Entrepreneurship, leadership, and team building. 12:00
  • Hiring key personnel and playbooks for success. 19:24
  • Hiring and recognizing greatness in early-stage companies. 22:47
  • Hiring key personnel for a growing company. 27:01
  • Leadership, process, and culture in a sales team. 31:22
  • Key hires, focusing on root growth. 37:06

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