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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 Dando 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.

Tap into Kirk Dando’s leadership experience working with over 8,000 leaders around the world. From startups to hyper-growth companies, Kirk Dando 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.
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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 Dando 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.

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@kirkdando

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English

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8178752089


Episodes

Make Complexity The Enemy: The Simple but Proven Methods Behind Duo’s Growth

9/10/2019
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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.”

Duration:00:31:35

A different way to scale to $2.35b: How Duo Security did it

8/5/2019
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You often hear the headlines like Cisco to Aquire Duo Security for $2.35b, and wonder - what’s the story behind the story? Today you’re going to hear part one of our interview with Dug Song, co-founder and General Manager of Duo Security at Cisco. Dug is a self-proclaimed hacker who humbly describes himself as a one-trick security pony. As you’ll learn today, Dug is an incredible leader that knew, in order to put a unique company together, like Duo, he needed to build it differently. Dug...

Duration:00:27:05

Interviewing: Rackspace co-founder shares lessons learned and best practices

5/2/2019
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Dirk Elmendorf, a co-founder of Rackspace, learned the hard way: interviewing is hard. It’s even more difficult when hiring for highly technical positions like engineers, that may not excel in a traditional interview. In this episode, Dirk explains his unique approach to hiring and provides tips you can use in your next interview. He discusses gut instinct vs. raw data, how to ask great questions and what you should be listening for in your next interview. Dirk also tells the deeply personal...

Duration:00:38:03

Rackspace Co-Founder: How to build a “fanatical,” customer-obsessed culture

4/12/2019
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Today we are talking to Dirk Elmendorf, Co-Founder of Rackspace. You’re going to hear the exceptional story behind how he started Rackspace in 1998 with two co-founders and how Rackspace got to be known for its fanatical customer support. Dirk provides simple solutions to make sure customers remain (or become) the center of your business. If you have a business that provides support for your product or service, you do not want to miss this episode.

Duration:00:30:03

Work-Life Balance: Is it even possible? How to win the struggle between work and life.

3/11/2019
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How do busy executives handle the different demands of work and family life? What tips can you start implementing to be a more effective leader and husband/wife/father/mother? In this special episode of For You Leaders podcast, we take a compilation of advice, perspectives and guidance we have gathered over the years and combine it into one episode.

Duration:00:25:48

Redbox Founder: How To Hold Employees Accountable And Empower At The Same Time

1/24/2019
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We all know that people are the most important asset within the business. But how, exactly, do you empower your employees and hold them accountable at the same time?

Duration:00:20:30

From Zero to $2B: Lessons from Redbox Founder Gregg Kaplan

1/14/2019
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Today’s guest is Gregg Kaplan, founder of RedBox. Gregg is an incredible leader with a great story. In today’s episode, Gregg shares the unique story of RedBox (for example, did you know that RedBox started as an idea within McDonalds?) and the lessons he learned on the path to scaling RedBox to over $2b in revenue.

Duration:00:29:44

The Top 3 Fears of CEOs

10/30/2018
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For this special Halloween-themed episode of the For You Leaders Podcast, we’ll explore three huge fears of, even the best, CEOs. Obviously, most CEOs are concerned that their businesses will succeed, but today’s episode goes deeper to uncover why CEOs share these three very common, fears. You will also learn how to overcome these fears in your own life.

Duration:00:14:12

Creating something from nothing: Lessons from the audacious vision of Zero Mass Water

10/19/2018
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Today’s guest is Cody Friesen, CEO of Zero Mass Water. Their mission is lofty by any standard: Perfecting water for every person, every place.Today’s podcast is about a lot more than the incredible product Cody and Zero Mass Water are building. You will learn Cody’s innovative ideas bleed into Zero Mass Water’s culture and hiring.

Duration:00:37:56

The 3 types of leaders: Which one are you?

9/19/2018
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Have you ever wondered how others would describe your leadership style? It does not matter what kind of leader you want to be, aspire to be or even believe you are. What matters is your real leadership style. Today’s For You leaders podcast is all about you and your leadership style.

Duration:00:19:24

How the Most Effective CEOs Spend Their Time: An exhaustive 12-year study

8/27/2018
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We all have the same 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Why do some CEOs seem to get more accomplished than others? As you’ll learn today from a ground-breaking 12-year study from the Harvard Business Review, it all comes down to one word: intentionality.

Duration:00:24:59

Culture, Leverage and Getting Stuff Done

8/7/2018
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Culture, Leverage and Getting Stuff Done: these might be the three most important topics for anyone starting a business. In today’s episode, Blake Garrett, CEO and Founder of Aceable and AceableAgent, tackles all three hot topics – challenging your perception with his unique views.

Duration:00:23:38

How to manufacture your own luck: Aligning Priorities and Actions

7/22/2018
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“Action expresses priorities." - Mahatma Gandhi If you are trying to manufacture your own luck, it might be time for you to start reflecting on a quote that greatly influenced today’s guest, Blake Garrett. Blake is the CEO and Founder of Aceable and AceableAgent, a hyper-growth startup based in Austin, TX. As you’ll hear today, the Aceable that exists now was not Blake’s original idea. In this episode, Blake tells the story of how he left Ernst and Young to follow his dreams of creating a...

Duration:00:19:01

Building a culture of performance: hiring hacks from RevZilla - Anthony Bucci Part 2

5/10/2018
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If you missed the first episode with Anthony Bucci, co-founder and former CEO of RevZilla, be sure to listen now. He explains how he and his co-founders scaled RevZilla from an idea to over $140 million in revenue without raising any outside money. Anthony is a self-proclaimed nerd when it comes to people issues. In this episode, he will challenge your thinking on hiring, leading and managing. He’ll give you a powerful concept we recommend our portfolio companies: the 5-15. Anthony mastered...

Duration:00:35:55

Everything breaks at scale: How RevZilla navigated explosive growth - Anthony Bucci - Part 1

4/26/2018
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There’s a reason why nothing kills faster than success: everything breaks at scale. Today’s guest is Anthony Bucci, the co-founder and former CEO of the incredibly successful company, RevZilla. As CEO, Anthony navigated RevZilla doubling in revenue almost every year – without raising any outside money. Anthony provides a unique retrospective on today’s podcast. He’s had a chance to reflect on his experiences inside the rocketship company. He now wants to help normalize the journey for...

Duration:00:49:52

Culture, Values, Raising Money + The Role of CEO

3/20/2018
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Today, we’re continuing our conversation with serial entrepreneur, Brett Hurt. If you missed the first episode, make sure to listen to learn the resources Brett uses to scale, how to communicate with investors and a lot more. This episode is jam-packed with insights and actionable advice from Brett. We spend a lot of time talking about exactly HOW to create a thriving culture. Brett shares a unique but powerful way to develop your company’s values so they stick and are memorable. Brett’s...

Duration:00:49:30

Scaling: Lessons Learned from Brett Hurt

3/2/2018
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Today we’re talking to serial entrepreneur, Brett Hurt. He’s a co-founder and the CEO of data.world and a founder of Coremetrics and Bazaarvoice. Brett also owns Hurt Family Investments with his wife, Debra. They’re now invested in 55 startups and 12 VC funds. Brett’s had the privilege, both firsthand and through his investments, to see the practices that work (and don’t) for scaling a business. In Part One of our interview with Brett, he shares two practices he wishes more CEOs would...

Duration:00:28:53

Brett Hurt: 2 Secrets to Scaling

3/2/2018
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Today we’re talking to serial entrepreneur, Brett Hurt. He’s a co-founder and the CEO of data.world and a founder of Coremetrics and Bazaarvoice. Brett also owns Hurt Family Investments with his wife, Debra. They’re now invested in 55 startups and 12 VC funds. Brett’s had the privilege, both firsthand and through his investments, to see the practices that work (and don’t) for scaling a business. In Part One of our interview with Brett, he shares two practices he wishes more CEOs would...

Duration:00:28:53

The powerful attitude of gratitude

2/14/2018
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Happy Valentine's Day! In this short podcast, we discuss the powerful concept of gratitude and how you can use it to upgrade your leadership. We also introduce the Leadership Gratitude Journal. You can download or buy a physical version of the Leadership Gratitude Journal here.

Duration:00:08:15

The 1 question great leaders ask about every employee

2/7/2018
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It’s not a secret, people and their issues are a huge part of any leader’s life. It can be the best and worst part about being a leader. The good news is today’s episode is full of simple, actionable frameworks around developing and leading people. We talk about how to hire, how to fire, how to develop and why people are such a big issue in the first place. We also highlight the one question all great leaders ask, at least once a quarter, about every one of their employees. Our guest today...

Duration:00:20:52