In her interview on Smashing the Plateau, LunaMetrics CEO and owner Robbin Steif discussed how personal development can translate into business success. Additionally, finding and keeping the right talent for the job is crucial to business management and advancement. She looks to other business leaders, some of whom she knows personally, to navigate this nexus of team performance and entrepreneurial success.
1. In her interview, Robbin discusses the book Delivering Happiness, penned by Zappos founder Tony Hsieh. His innovative business model provides inspiration of taking risks and developing new pathways to business success. Robbin commends Hsieh on his ambition to hire a productive team versus “filling spots” and follows this model in her own company.
2. Like Tony Hsieh, Netflix founder Lee Hastings has a unique business model – one that experiments with the idea of unlimited vacation time and a results-driven environment for some employees. Acknowledging that keeping employees happy is a common entrepreneurial challenge, Robbin recommends Hastings’s PowerPoint “Netflix Culture: Freedom and Responsibility.”
3. Robbin on keeping in touch with friends in business: “I work with a small group of female CEOs, once a month. One of them has done nine start-ups. I think her current company is so cool, because they are all about the people. I also envy my friend’s ability to do what Netflix does: Sometimes, the person no longer fits the job, and she is able to separate her emotions from the job at hand and do what is necessary.”