GET OVER YOURSELF How I hire, train, & develop a high performance team Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Why me? <ul><li>Just started Jackson Square Group in Launch Pad.  Just hired core team of 5 with 2 more internships openin...
Key Skills or Capabilities <ul><li>What are the key ‘things’ that make you special and that have gotten you to where you a...
HIRING
HIRING IS LIKE DATING <ul><li>You can’t bat 1.000 </li></ul><ul><li>Trust other people’s judgment </li></ul><ul><li>Work i...
TRAINING
MAKE YOURSELF IRRELEVENT <ul><li>You cannot scale yourself </li></ul><ul><li>You are the limiting factor to growth </li></...
Develop
MENTORING THE TEAM <ul><li>High performers are usually good at a set of skills or capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>To grow, ...
Thanks <ul><li>Patrick B. Comer </li></ul><ul><li>CEO, Jackson Square Group </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><u...
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Patrick Comer – Get over yourself – How to hire, train, and develop a high performance team.

  1. 1. GET OVER YOURSELF How I hire, train, & develop a high performance team Wednesday, April 28, 2010
  2. 2. Why me? <ul><li>Just started Jackson Square Group in Launch Pad. Just hired core team of 5 with 2 more internships opening for the summer. </li></ul><ul><li>Left top research firm OTX where I hired/developed team of 30 with $15M revenues </li></ul><ul><li>Hardest hiring – 200+ employees in 9 months at govWorks.com during the first internet bubble. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Key Skills or Capabilities <ul><li>What are the key ‘things’ that make you special and that have gotten you to where you are today? </li></ul>
  4. 4. HIRING
  5. 5. HIRING IS LIKE DATING <ul><li>You can’t bat 1.000 </li></ul><ul><li>Trust other people’s judgment </li></ul><ul><li>Work is a relationship. A person’s ‘relationship’ with work won’t change. </li></ul>
  6. 6. TRAINING
  7. 7. MAKE YOURSELF IRRELEVENT <ul><li>You cannot scale yourself </li></ul><ul><li>You are the limiting factor to growth </li></ul><ul><li>Trust your team to excel </li></ul><ul><li>Lead by example - you are the corporate culture </li></ul>
  8. 8. Develop
  9. 9. MENTORING THE TEAM <ul><li>High performers are usually good at a set of skills or capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>To grow, often those same skills become a hindrance to success – they get in the way </li></ul><ul><li>Management isn’t about ‘doing’ anything well </li></ul><ul><li>People are harder than processes </li></ul>
  10. 10. Thanks <ul><li>Patrick B. Comer </li></ul><ul><li>CEO, Jackson Square Group </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>AIM | Twitter | Skype – comerpatrick </li></ul>

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