For a couple of months or maybe years, my business sidekick Matt Danner (COO of iThemes) and I have been talking about sharing the lessons and experiences we’ve learned leading and growing a team and business at iThemes over the last 8+ years.
Today, we just released the pilot episode of our new business podcast series called Leader.Team.
If you’re looking to grow your team, this buiness podcast is just for you.
In the first episode aka The Pilot, we talk about our backstories and background to where we are today. In the second episode (recorded and coming soon), we talk about our current roles and responsibilities, how we got here and why we think our unique, distinct personalities and strengths have made for a very successful leadership team.
For upcoming episodes, we’re going to be talking about culture, hiring, working with a hybrid team of in-office and remote team members, and much more.
Here are some details about what we’re hoping to do with this podcast series:
Purpose — To share our experiences and expertise as leaders and managers at iThemes in order to help others who want to lead, grow and care for teams, while also making purpose and profit.
Significance — We’ve learned a lot about leading and managing people as well as growing a business, often the hard, painful, costly way.
Prior to starting iThemes, I was a journalist, having “managed” only a part-time person before starting iThemes.
Matt was a college student when he started at iThemes, initially handling our sales emails, now managing 25+ people, many of whom are older than him.
Now, after 8+ years, we have a team of 25+ people, some in office, some remote, and thousands of customers around the world.
We want to share the stories, lessons, values, beliefs, philosophies, tools and experiences we’ve gleaned over the years to help you learn and grow … from each of our unique and different perspectives.