On this episode, Linda and Dana talk to Jim McKissack about how to lead through holding people accountable. Jim shares how from the start, your job as a leader is to make sure that you have the right person TO lead, so if you take your time in the hiring process, you’ll save yourself headaches down the road. He explains how he approaches holding people accountable by realizing that if there’s an elephant in the room, there’s a reason, and it’s always better to address it as soon as you see it. He dives into the importance of hiring self managed people who get energy from leading, how it’s easier to hold an accountable person accountable, and how hiring slow and firing fast are beneficial for success. He also defines the characteristics he looks for when hiring a leader: integrity and energy.
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