Time stamped show notes:


[1:17] Things Cameron is passionate or excited about

[2:33] Most impactful things Cameron is doing – family, pro bono with youth

[3:18] Five Fs; Faith, Friends, Finance, Fitness and Family

[3:27] Lets's 2 of the Five F's slide and focus on 2-3 for a couple of quarters and then recalibrates and picks another

[3:56] How Connor Blakley got him to mentor him

[5:42] A leader's job is to grow people

[6:50] What can people expect if you want to be a COO?

[7:07] COO network – have to be the second in command (title doesn't matter)

[7:29] Learn how to work with the entrepreneurs

[8:04] Tools to figure what people's strengths are: Kolbe

[9:36] Tool #1 : Vivid vision. See the business 3 years into the future.

[9:51] Vision statements don't work. Everyone knows it.  

[11:11] The document [vivid vision] gets shared with everyone {suppliers, employees, mangement}

[11:39] Tool #2 : interviewing/selection systems.

[13:02] Tool #3: Focus. Getting employees to be focused.

[14:40] Focus on the critical things

[15:41] People focus on social media, emails, etc. and don't get anything done

[17:18] Finding freelance people who have worked on this previously

[17:39] Key defining moment in his [Cameron] life

[18:44] Being an entrepreneur is about controlling your time

[20:37] Delegate stuff you don't want to work on, say yes to things you want to work on.

[21:30] It's no longer about being the smartest person in the room. It's about knowing the smartest people.

[24:21] No one wants to talk about work. It's about connecting with people

[27:00] You're just one connection away from success


Three key points:


  1. A leader's job is to grow people
  2. Delegate stuff you don't want to work on, say yes to things you want to work on.
  3. Get in the game. Talk to some people.


Resources mentioned:


CommitTo3 – https://www.committo3.com/

Meetings Suck – Cameron's book https://www.amazon.com/Meetings-Suck-Elements-Business-Valuable/dp/1619614146


Last Question:

Getting his book, Meetings Suck, into people's hands. He needs introductions on how to get his book into big organizations.

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