Podcast Episode 046 – Interview with David Quick: Part 1 of 2


In Episode 046 of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: Mark Whitmore and David Quick have a discussion on Culture Index, Vistage, and hiring. Part 1 of 2.

Here is a link for Culture Index to take a survey: https://surveys.cultureindex.com/s/69AC7B0000/26716

David Quick is the go-to speaker, executive coach www.helpingbulls.com, and Vistage Chair expert helping business owners and CEOs learn how to work fewer hours, be significantly more successful, and build stronger professional relationships. David is a true “recovering Bull,” having worked over 20 years with companies like Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, and Roche Diagnostics. As the owner of Helping Bulls Thrive in China Shops, David has impacted over 300 CEOs nationwide, been featured on TEDx, and is a regular presenter at Vistage meetings.

Ask the big question, “Do you have the right people in the right seats?” The answer may surprise you! David will take a deep dive into employee performance, help your organization understand the ideal traits needed for each new hire, better understand your current organizational gaps, and get more top performers into your organization.

David truly enjoys helping business leaders thrive, their companies thrive and helping make his small corner of the world a better place.

0:00 Intro
1:18 How did you get into coaching?
6:21 Book reference – It’s Your Ship by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff 
11:38 Talk about your involvement with Vistage https://www.vistage.com 
12:36 Shoutout to Jean Lauterbach with Vistage  
15:13 Reference to Junto or the Leather Apron – Ben Franklin
15:59 Book Reference – Black Rednecks and White Liberals by Thomas Sowell
16:53 Book reference – Confessions of the Pricing Man: How Price Affects Everything by Hermann Simon
17:30 Book Reference – Think Again Adam Grant
19:51 Book reference – Culture Code by Dan Coyle
20:55 Introduction to Culture Index https://www.cultureindex.com
24:57 What Culture Index does really well…

  • Adds data and objectivity to the hiring process

28:05 What does Culture Index measure?
   7 key work-related traits

  • Autonomy
  • Social ability
  • Patience
  • Conformity
  • Logic
  • Ingenuity
  • Energy units

30:02 Assessment scores, looks like a curved shape
   4 Groups: 

  • Visionary
  • Technical Research
  • Social
  • Organizational

  Along with 19 Patterns ranging from things like Daredevil to Traditionalist

31:42 Explain the dots on the graph
34:37 How to take the assessment 
          Start with no-cost demo, takes 10 minutes to take

41:11 How does Culture Index compare to some of the other big assessment tools out there?
43:49 What are some keys to seeing this as some neat new tool to something that is valuable?
48:45 What was your journey like with a second in command?
51:06 The architect 
55:05 Every assessment profile has value and every profile has tax
56:07 “There are no solutions, only trade-offs” – Thomas Sowell
58:20 Heroic and anti-heroic traits
59:08 It seems that most of the assessments don’t take about character
1:03:30 Why do entrepreneurs have a hard time implementing some of these tools?
1:08:41 Good resources for the hiring process…

  • Book reference – Who by Geoff Smart
  • “Can you find a better first baseman”

1:12:08 Book references – The Advantage and Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni 
1:12:56 “We’re all willing to sweep floors”

** Credits**
Music – Once in a lifetime by the Talking Heads

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Mark Whitmore is the Head Coach and founder of Lodestone True North, a dynamic firm of experienced business coaches who help entrepreneurs and managers get to their Land of Awesome.

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