David Siegel is the current CEO of Meetup and former CEO of Investopedia. He has over 20 years of experience as a technology and digital media executive leading organizations through innovative product development, rapid revenue growth, and digital traffic acceleration. He hosts the podcast Keep Connected, which is dedicated to the power of community. David’s book, “Decide & Conquer” lays out the framework for decision-making that leaders can use to ensure organizational and personal success.

In this episode, we talked about people management, hiring, company culture, decision-making, leadership…

Show notes

  • Introducing David Siegel. [1:15]
  • Why it’s important to do an A+ job at all times in the home service industry. [3:32] 
  • The importance of giving constructive criticism to your employees. [7:43] 
  • Tips on fast-tracking decision making and why it matters. [9:24] 
  • Why you should always give context to your employees when assigning tasks. [12:06] 
  • Some of the core things that have helped David become the best version of himself. [15:15]
  • David talks about WeWork and its company culture. [19:13] 
  • The right amount of KPIs a company should have. [26:14] 
  • How leaders can deal with The Great Resignation to retain employees. [28:45] 
  • Tools being used in David’s company for employee monitoring and analytics. [37:36] 
  • David talks about his book “Decide and Conquer” and what it’s about. [40:25] 
  • The importance of “no surprise philosophy” as a business leader. [45:07] 
  • Why leaders and recruiters should practice backchanneling during the recruitment process instead of solely relying on references. [48:19] 
  • How to get more information about David. [51:43]
  • Four books on David’s reading list. [52:21]
  • David’s most important piece of advice to home service business owners. [54:10]

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