Episode #199: Hiring, Firing, and Creating an Amazing Team Culture

With Chris Mefford

Today marks a first in at least two ways. My guest appears on the show for the first time. And it is – to my knowledge – the first time a guest has appeared whose book came about, in part, by my personal encouragement and prodding.

Chris Mefford has been a long time friend, and I am as excited as anyone to see his hard work come to the masses.

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That book is called Hiring, Firing, and Creating an Amazing Team Culture: A Practical Guide for Leaders in a Hurry.

Chris is the former Senior Vice President at Henry Cloud Productions, and former Vice President of Dave Ramsey Event Productions.

If you need help with understanding how to hire, even fire, hold your team accountable, and build a winning culture in your company, no matter the size, then Chris is here to help.

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In today’s episode, I ask Chris to share about:

  • The oft-dreaded mission statement and why it is key to your survival
  • Successful interviewing strategies, including some of Chris’s favorite breakthrough questions to ask
  • What to do if you’re a leader who struggles with trust and delegation
  • …and plenty more!

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Chris’s Latest Book

You can order Hiring, Firing, and Creating an Amazing Team Culture: A Practical Guide for Leaders in a Hurry right now!

Books Chris Recommends

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable by Seth Godin

Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success by Ken Segall

Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets of History’s Greatest Speakers by James C. Humes

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