Ep 87: Who: The A Method for Hiring with Dr. Geoff Smart - Chairman & Founder of ghSMART

Yoni Kozminski
September 8, 2022
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This week's episode is an exciting one as our host Yoni Kozminski gets into a conversation with the author of a book he has read, applied, and recommended to so many. Our guest is Dr. Geoff Smart, one of the authors of Who: The A Method for Hiring and Chairman & Founder of ghSMART.

Founded in 1995, ghSMART helps Fortune 500 CEOs & boards, entrepreneurs, and heads of state to achieve their goals through hiring, developing, and leading talented teams with confidence.

The firm was named the #1 “best consulting firm to work for” in overall employee satisfaction, challenge, and client interaction, by Vault in 2022, 2021, and 2020.

Topics & Timestamps:

00:00 Guest Introduction

02:39 Episode Start

04:24 The Summary of Dr. Geoff Smart

06:58 Timeline of ghSmart and the WHO book

09:24 Studying with Peter Drucker "The Father of Management"

14:13 What's the Why behind WHO?

18:03 What's the key points on WHO?

19:37 4 Steps of Good Hiring

22:14 The 4 Disciplines of Execution and their Method

24:35 Dr. Geoff's thoughts on EOS

29:35 Understanding the cost and loss of making a hiring mistake

36:22 The Standards of ghSmart and how they keep it

40:13 Taking that Good Hire and fostering the right culture

45:42 What ghSmart is now and it's vision for the future

50:42 90-90-20

56:51 Informal and Formal alignment with your leadership team

01:02:20 Three Horizons Methodology

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Yoni Kozminski
Founder & CEO - Escala & MultiplyMii

The host of Successful Scales by night and the CEO of Escala & MultiplyMii by day with a burning desire to solve the problems that exist in scaling businesses.