Episode 14 – Doug Bacon

In this episode we discuss how to tap into your mid-lower strengths, the scalability of your business when it solely depends on your time, leveraging your strengths with the strengths of your colleagues plus how important it is to hire people with complementary strengths and talents.

Doug Bacon is a leader committed to sustainable business growth, and has spent over 20 years helping teams and organisations reach their potential by transforming their company culture and taking ownership of the process.
 
In this episode we discuss how to leverage your strengths with the strengths of your colleagues and how important it is to hire people with complementary strengths, the scalability of your business when it solely depends on your time, and how to hire candidates for better company culture.
Doug’s top 5 strengths include Harmony, Arranger, Positivity, Empathy & Developer.
 
Key highlights on this episode include:
  • In order to tap into those mid-lower talents, Doug developed a system that firstly satisfied his top talents so he could create some space for the lower talents to come forward.
  • How Doug figured out a way to scale his business so that it didn’t max out at him.
  • Why it’s not so much about hiring someone to help you do the work you love, but hiring someone who takes away the work you don’t want to spend time doing.
  • How to hire from a different perspective – look at what traits are needed for that role, and then collect data on candidates as to how aligned they are to these traits needed. Two major traits groups include how we are wired for achievement and how we are wired for relationships.
Find out more about Doug over at Throwing Words and connect further on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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