Podcast Episode 047 – Interview with David Quick: Part 2 of 2


In Episode 047 of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: Mark Whitmore and David Quick have a discussion on Culture Index, Vistage, and hiring. Part 2 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
0:14 Good resources for the hiring process…

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

3:42 Book references – The Advantage and Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni
4:10 “We’re all willing to sweep floors”
5:57 Book reference – Legacy: What The All Blacks Can Teach Us About The Business Of Life by James Kerr
10:45 What is the day job of the Visionary?

  • Harnessing the power of your herd
  • The path to remarkable leadership in an organization comes down to four things:
    • Setting vision
    • Creating and enforcing values
    • Setting expectations
    • Engaging like a madman or madwoman

12:32 Path to lazy leadership…
16:17 List of the Visionary’s Day Job
22:06 I need to fuel this magnet…
1-800-gotjunk reference Cameron Herrold
29:09 As a business coach if you could just impart an ability to an entrepreneur what are they missing?

  • If you want to be better, there are people out there that can help you…
  • Do you want a different level of success? 3 Questions: What do you want to be, do, have…

34:04 What are some common issues for some of the principles or leadership teams of an organization? 

  • Vision
  • Values
  • Expectations
  • Engagement

38:31 Simon Sinek Quote…… “So if you would if you would go to the gym like exercise, right? If you go to the gym and workout and you come back and you look in the mirror, you will see nothing. And if you go to the gym the next day and you come back and you look in the mirror, you will see. Nothing right?”
39:24 Do these 4 things fall on just 1 seat?
41:58 Swim suit analogy
45:02 Link to SOAR tool    • S.O.A.R. Tool  
45:43 If it’s not scheduled it’s not going to happen…
52:13 What are some other CEO peer groups?
53:37 What is some of the worst advise you’ve heard
58:41 One day I want you here…
1:01:03 Link to the SMACK episode    • Episode 018 – S.M…  
1:05:35 “In God we trust; all others must bring data.” – William Edwards Deming
1:07:35 Some reference checking hacks
1:11:14 Shoutout to pinnacle

* 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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