Serial entrepreneur and CEO of fellow.app Aydin Mirzaee joins us on this episode. Previously the co-founder and co-CEO of Fluidware which is now owned by SurveyMonkey, Aydin has most definitely made a lasting mark on the tech industry in Ottawa.
In this episode, we discuss the importance of building and maintaining a high performing team in your organization. Getting to know your team members to display their strengths is crucial for finding greatness in every team. Always convey your mission, history and values while communicating how to be successful in the organization.
Aydin emphasizes a key to maintaining a high performing team is to do one on one meetings, and to do them really well. Fellow has an ebook on one on one meetings, compiling all the best resources and advice that you can download for free:
A few books that Aydin recommends reading
High Output Management by Andrew Grove
Who: The A Method of Hiring by Geoff Smart and Randy Street
Valve Handbook for New Employees
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight
We look forward to having more discussions with Aydin, enjoy the episode!
"Great meetings are just a start" - Aydin Mirazee
Aydin, can you tell us a bit about yourself and what you do?
How often would you recommend people do the one to one session with their team?
What would be a good hiring process for you?
How would you address conflict management within the team in general?
How would you build a good company culture?
What would be your one key takeaway for nonprofits and professional associations to build a strong team?