176 FS Leadership and Management with Marcus Blankenship

00:52 – Marcus Blankenship Introduction

01:38 – Moving Towards Management

  • Having Difficult Conversations/Don’t Hire Friends or Family

09:12 – Firing/Letting People Go

  • ABC = Always Be Communicating

20:04 – Growing your business doesn’t always mean hiring more people.

  • Being the “Lone Wolf” or “Small Pack”

26:16 – Quality Control

28:33 – How do you find, hire, and keep good people?

  • Try Before You Buy

30:52 – Trust and Communication

  • “Self-Managing Individuals”

48:26 – Checking In and Setting Milestones


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