Founder and CEO - Enspira
Today’s guest is Kurt Landon – founder of Enspira, an HR Consulting and Human Capital firm. This is the first of two episodes. In this episode, we focus on how Kurt became a leader, and how working in HR and human capital at firms like Expedia, Biogen and Pinterest prepared him to become a leader. Listen to part 2 here.
[spp-timestamp time="02:23"] – I ask Kurt to share what inspired Enspira, from where he started to where he is now, and some of the key points that formed his strategy.
[spp-timestamp time="06:54"] – One of the reasons Kurt started Enspira is to make meaningful change.
[spp-timestamp time="09:23"] – What is the sweet point to get your services?
[spp-timestamp time="13:05"] – What are some of the particular challenges that start-ups face, that you help them solve?
[spp-timestamp time="14:09"] – Kurt gives an example of one of the most fractured and problematic areas.
[spp-timestamp time="17:06"] – There are two types of HR professionals, the ones who love recruiting and hiring people and the ones that want to have nothing to do with it.
[spp-timestamp time="18:43"] – Who better to run the search for specific positions, than the people who have been working in that organization for years?
[spp-timestamp time="21:15"] – The ability to assess talent is superior.
[spp-timestamp time="25:30"] – As a CEO, how do you decide what not to do as a company?
[spp-timestamp time="26:03"] – The number one thing that differentiates effective leaders from ineffective leaders is the ability to focus and prioritize.
[spp-timestamp time="29:31"] – Final question, business expression, or jargon that drives you crazy?
[spp-timestamp time="31:14"] – Thank you and closing remarks.
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