Serial entrepreneur and CEO of 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: 

Download The Art of the One-on-One Meeting eBook

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?


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