May 2012 | Riviera Partners
By all accounts, TiEcon 2012, was a success, with more than 3,000 people gathering to discuss a variety of topics on entrepreneurship and business startups. Riviera Partners’ Kevin Buckby served as a panelist for https://“Building Winning Leadership Teams—Critical to Success of Startups”, which drew nearly...
By all accounts, TiEcon 2012, was a success, with more than 3,000 people gathering to discuss a variety of topics on entrepreneurship and business startups.
Riviera Partners’ Kevin Buckby served as a panelist for https://“Building Winning Leadership Teams—Critical to Success of Startups”, which drew nearly 400 attendees. He was joined on the panel by executives from RiseSmart, Franklin Templeton, Jobite, Mozilla, and Cetas.
“The panel solicited intriguing questions and lively discussion on what it takes to put a strong leadership team in place, both from a hiring and execution standpoint,” Kevin said. “Attendees were also interested in how to effectively integrate executive recruits into the business and get them to work together as a unified team.”
One question that generated diverse perspectives from the panelists was “Should we hire for today, or for tomorrow?” That is, do you focus on individuals who can help achieve your company’s immediate goals and objectives, or executives who can scale over time to deliver a long-range strategy?
“While there were differing opinions among panelists, there was consensus that you must balance today’s needs with tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities,” Kevin said.
Another interesting topic that arose during the panel was around organizational culture, and whether companies should bring in folks to build a new culture, or hire people who fit into—and can help grow—an existing culture.
“Overall it was a quality session with insightful takeaways for the audience,” Kevin said. “I’m privileged to have participated with a talented group of panelists and shared my perspectives on what it takes to build a winning leadership team.”
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March 2019 | Will Hunsinger
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