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Neil’s talked previously on this blog about how to hack hiring new employees and one of the things he mentioned was “knowing the quirks of your team” before going on to list the “quirks of the boss”.
As someone who has been on both sides of the fence many times, as both entrepreneur / employer and employee / talent, and now as someone who works with our fast growing client companies and advise them, I thought it might be useful to look at the quirks a boss – especially an entrepreneur new boss in a fast growing company – may need to know about when hiring.
1. Regularly Communicate Your “Commander’s Intent” – Weekly At Least
I first heard Secret Millionaire Gill Fielding talk about the Commander’s Intent at her annual presentation for the Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce and thought it was a great way to enable employees to make great decisions in the absence of the boss.
2. Figure Out How You Are Going To Let Me Know How I’m Doing (And Vice Versa)
Are we going to have weekly assessments, monthly assessments, quarterly assessments? Will they be by email, skype, phone or in person?
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