11: Founders of Neighbor, Joseph Woodbury and Colton Gardner, on Being Different, Using Data, and Having Mentors

Released Tuesday, 5th June 2018
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Joseph Woodbury, Colton Gardner, and Preston Alder are the co-founders of Neighbor. Neighbor is the "Airbnb of storage." In this episode, I interview Joseph and Colton about their experience as relatively new leaders.   
During our conversation we covered:

  • The challenge that led to the founding of Neighbor and the intentional role fostering community plays.  (2:29)
  • What motivated people who weren't thinking about being entrepreneurs to take the risk of building startup. (6:25)
  • The role these play as leaders on the team. (9:15)
  • Their biggest surprise being leaders Neighbor. (11:15)
  • The value of having experience on your side. (19:00)
  • Using data to drive decision-making. (20:00)
  • How they keep each other accountable. (25:40)
  • The power of two-way feedback sessions. (30:40)
  • How do they avoid the distraction of bright and shiny objects? (33:45)
  • Getting better as a new leader. (36:40)

Complete show notes and a transcript of the podcast are available on our show site: http://seekingexcellence.io

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