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Having a daily productivity sheet keeps me from highjacking my propensity to see squirrels at the start of my day and really focuses me in on the first task at hand.
As your business grows… or as you realize that you can’t keep doing everything yourself, you’ll need to bring aboard great team members to help you reach your goals.
But how do you know when to hire, who to hire, and what role to put that “who” in?
Well in this episode, Trevor Mauch, Carrot CEO, walks through how he uses the Kolbe A Index to help identify, much like a puzzle, the gap that needs filling, the best personality type for the job, and the needed skill set that will fit with other team member’s abilities and disciplines.
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In This CarrotCast Episode, We Cover…
3:55 – Why running a business with others is so much more enjoyable than running a business solo.
6:00 – What your first hire should look like if you’re a high quick start and low follow-through person.
8:40 – The Four Action Modes® of the Kolbe Test:
- Fact Finder
- Follow Thru
- Quick Start
13:05 – Working within your strengths instead of trying to improve your weaknesses.
15:10 – Why it is so valuable to have a daily productivity worksheet.
18:40 – Why understanding the way people work is so important to building out your team.
19:40 – You need to know exactly what role needs to be filled and what Kolbe score that person needs to fit within.
22:00 – Overcoming the feeling that you never feel like things are being accomplished.
25:00 – What building your team looks like after you hire your first one or two employees.
But before you do, you need to:
- Create your core values. What you believe in.
- Be crazy clear on what skill sets your next employee needs to have before you hire them.
- Have a mental picture of how that person works.
35:10 – Trying to find the yin to your yang.
35:50 – The Kolbe Test brings to light the communication differences between team members. So, overall, you can work in a more cohesive environment.
Have questions about our hiring process or the Kolbe score? Hit us up in the comments section below!