MSMP 31: Carrie McKeegan on Effective Hiring and Management

Effective leaders who sustain effective management accordingly are always on the prospect of hiring good people, and I think each of us carries a list of what kind of people we would like to take part in our organization. Believe it or not, whom we hire is not determined by what we want, but most of the time, it is determined by who we are in most circumstances. 

Joining me in today's episode of Mads Singers Management Podcast is no less than, Carrie McKeegan, Co-founder and CEO of Greenback Expat Tax Services, a fast-growing, dynamic remote company that helps Americans who live abroad get compliant with their US expat tax returns. 

Carrie joins us today to share her management philosophy and how it helped her business over the years.

Carrie runs a business that does taxes for Americans who live overseas, which comprises of 100% remote workers for (10) ten years now. Her team caters to every single country that they do taxes for Americans living in every only state across the world. Carrie started her business when she was living in London and grew then.

Carrie is fully aware of the fact that she cannot do things by herself, and this has been proven for having been on the line for ten (10) years now. Driven by her management philosophy, Carrie knows that bringing in the best and the brightest people she wants to work with does wonder and so she pairs this with how structured she is as a person, which allows everyone to operate independently with things reported in place.

Essentially, Carrie envisions having people grow with the business along the way holistically rather than approaching management through micro-managing tasks. As versus being tasks-focused, Carrie likes the notion of looking at the outcome(s) than focusing on the task(s) itself. For her, this allows creativity and ideas to be explored and improved.

Key Learning Points: 
  1. Carrie McKeegan’s Management Philosophy - 2:41
  2. Carrie McKeegan’s Biggest Management Challenge in the Organization  - 6:31
  3. Carrie McKeegan’s Biggest challenge in People Management - 9:07
  4. Carrie McKeegan’s Significant Hiring Decisions - 17:11
  5. Carrie McKeegan’s Take on Onboarding - 29:48
  6. Carrie McKeegan’s Take on Delegation - 36:28
Tools Mentioned: 

1. Podio

Resources Mentioned: 
1. Traction
Author: Gino Wickman

2. Break Down All The Rules
Author: Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman

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