Strategy Quick Hit: How To Hire To Fuel Growth

In this insightful episode, Brooke, a solopreneur known for her professional, friendly, and conversational style, shares her expertise on building internal capacity for sustainable growth in nonprofit organizations. Drawing from her extensive experience in workshops, training, and the Accelerator program, Brooke zeroes in on two crucial hiring principles: prioritizing high-leverage activities and hiring for ownership over execution. Whether you’re a seasoned leader or just starting out in the nonprofit world, this mini-training episode is packed with practical advice to help you strategically grow your team and enhance your organization’s impact.

What Listeners Will Learn:

  1. Hiring for High-Leverage Activities: Discover how to focus hiring to free up your time for critical, impact-driven tasks.
  2. Hiring for Ownership: Learn the importance of hiring individuals who take initiative and responsibility, going beyond mere task execution.
  3. Building Internal Capacity: Gain insights into creating a robust internal ecosystem to support sustainable growth.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding the importance of intentional hiring to enhance organizational capacity.
  • The significance of focusing on high-leverage activities when making hiring decisions.
  • The benefits of hiring individuals who take ownership of their roles and responsibilities.
  • Strategies for aligning your team’s skills with your organization’s growth objectives.
  • Practical tips from Brooke on effective hiring to fuel sustainable growth.

Step-by-Step Process:

  1. Assess Organizational Needs: Identify areas where hiring can significantly impact high-leverage activities.
  2. Define Ownership Roles: Outline roles that require a sense of ownership and decision-making capabilities.
  3. Create Targeted Job Descriptions: Develop job postings that attract candidates who are capable of owning their roles.
  4. Implement Strategic Hiring: Focus on candidates who demonstrate the ability to take initiative and drive results.
  5. Evaluate and Adjust: Continuously assess the impact of new hires on organizational growth and make adjustments as needed.

Connect With Brooke:

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