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299: Rick Girard - Values Should be the Language of the Organization
Episode 2999th May 2022 • Leadership Is Changing • Denis Gianoutsos.
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Providing great leadership is one of the most important things we can do to help our companies succeed. For this, leaders must have a good understanding of their career development. Also, leaders need to be able to delegate tasks and responsibilities and make sure that everyone understands their role and what their responsibility is in order to help the organization move forward. 

Rick Girard is the Founder and CEO of Stride Search Inc, an Engaged Search Firm. He is extremely passionate about helping startup founders win-win the strongest hires to fuel unprecedented company growth! Rick's career has kept him laser-focused on building tech startups in the highly competitive Silicon Valley. Over his career, He has helped build more than 200 startup teams that have successfully exited. Rick is the author of "Healing Career Wounds". Invented and systematized the Hiring Operating System (HireOS). The solution for leaders to win the strongest hires is by blowing up "best practices" with a humanistic, evidence-driven, unbiased, and time-efficient experience.

Jump right in and listen as Rick and Denis discuss how a value-driven organization gets a cut above the rest in attracting the right employees and the keys to minimizing employee turnover.

In this episode:

  • Rick discusses what it means to heal career wounds and attract high-caliber talent to a company. It is not just about money. It is about career growth
  • The hiring process should have a system, not based on gut feelings and biases.
  • Leaders often struggle to find a role that is available, and when they do, it is not a role that is conducive to their growth.
  • Managers often fail by talking about how they pulled the team together, but they didn't really do anything. They just delegated everything.
  • Recruiters should ask candidates about their social media use, as this is an important tool for today's executives.
  • Leaders need to listen to their employees and understand what they want in order to keep them happy and motivated.
  • Culture can be defined as the way people act around the water cooler when they're not being observed, and it's driven by values.
  • Good leadership should be able to foresee potential problems and plan for them, in order to prevent them from occurring.

Key Takeaways:

  • Having a high operating system allows companies to do this successfully
  • Reading books to improve your managerial skills instead of relying on your old boss
  • Leaders need to be prepared for the challenges of a new role
  • Leaders should have clarity on where to go and be prepared with a plan to get there
  • Organizations should focus on their values, not past accomplishments
  • Leaders need to take an active role in employees' development

Tweetable Quotes:

“It's about growth. It's about learning. It's about things that are more important to that person's career other than just kind of sitting in there and pushing a button advancement.” - Rick Girard

“And so I think as a leader, you really need to go back to your values and drill down on what are the values of my company… Are we living those values? And are these values being utilized in such a way we can track the right people and repel the wrong ones?” - Rick Girard

Connect with Rick by checking out his website and LinkedIn. Check out his podcast Hire Power Radio Show and his book Healing Career Wounds.



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