Podcast Episode 33 – When Hiring Experienced Leaders Might be a Mistake


This week on The Growth Whispers Brad & Kevin discuss the magic and mayhem that comes with hiring a leader from a much larger company.

They talk about why competence, skills, and success new leaders bring from other companies won’t necessarily  transfer to your organization.

Tune in to hear stories of companies that have hired from much larger, exciting organizations only to see thing go sour – and the five things that you need to do to avoid those pitfalls.



Brad Giles and Kevin Lawrence host The Growth Whisperers weekly podcast. These two advisors to mid-market businesses, one Australian, one Canadian, each work with CEOs and Leadership Teams across the world with a mission to build enduring, great companies. Each weekly episode covers interesting situations and questions from the world of strategic planning, leadership development, talent and hiring in high growth entrepreneurial companies where real results matter.