#658: CEO Coach Matt Mochary — Live Coaching with Tim, Why Fear and Anger Give Bad Advice, How to Perform Personal Energy Audits, The Power of Accountability Partners, Delegation Tips, Strategies for Hiring the Right People, and More
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Matt Mochary (@mattmochary) coaches the heads of top Silicon Valley tech investment firms and companies on how to be the best leaders and build the best organizations possible. His philosophy and method are captured in both the Mochary Coaching Methodology (which is available as a free Google Doc) and in his book The Great CEO Within, which is available on Amazon and online (also as a free Google Doc).
As a former founder, CEO, and investor, Matt knows firsthand the challenges of those roles as well as solutions to the most commonly encountered problems. His coaching is not questions-only; there is real guidance. Matt specializes in helping CEOs and their companies (or investment firms) transition from freewheeling startups to dominant enterprises.
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[05:36] Fear and anger give bad advice.
[10:23] Dispelling dating dread.
[17:19] The power of prediction.
[27:07] Next actions.
[30:56] Turning conversations into action items.
[33:36] Accountability for introverts and extroverts.
[38:20] What is Focusmate?
[40:23] Separating decision from implementation.
[44:43] Firing well.
[51:33] Effective and efficient recruiting.
[1:01:41] Getting honest feedback from past managers.
[1:04:10] The energy audit.
[1:10:36] Running effective and efficient meetings.
[1:18:56] Reducing and removing energy-depleting obligations from the calendar.
[1:34:01] Assistance with assistants.
[1:44:37] Why did Matt stop making documentaries?
[1:55:30] Why Matt's building a startup.
[1:59:52] Rules, guide rails, and exit protocols.
[2:03:26] Downregulating anger and feeling the pain.
[2:19:16] Parting thoughts.
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