The Qualities that Define Exceptional Leaders with James Caan CBE
In this episode Bart speaks with James Caan about what he looks for in entrepreneurs he wants to back and invest in. James has had an incredible career, creating and selling multiple companies in the human capital space including Alexander Mann and Humana Capital, as well as serving the British government in multiple capacities including Chairman of the Startup Loans initiative, which invested in entrepreneurs who wanted to start their own businesses. James joins Bart to talk about his new venture, Recruitment Entrepreneur and the qualities he looks for that are predictors of success in leaders, and his advice to those looking to develop their potential to attract, inspire and motivate people in the service of driving business growth.Visit Recruitment Entrepreneur to learn more and check them out on Linked In!
00:29 Show into
01:14 Introducing James
02:46 Early career
05:55 Worldwide recruitment business
07:50 Passion for helping entrepreneurs
08:15 Approached by Dragon's Den
09:40 Writing the book
11:01 Helping government support entrepreneurs
13:49 Commander of the British Empire
15:31 Recruitment Entrepreneur Business
17:11 What gets in the way of building a successful business
17:44 Good billers - but not good business builders
20:39 Attracting talent and building teams
21:18 3 qualities needed to attract talent
21:56 Building to scale
22:16 Articulate your vision
22:57 People want to develop
23:37 Who exemplifies this charismatic leader?
25:39 How to build high-performing teams
26:06 Lead by example
26:59 Develop both technical and strategic sides
30:07 Moving from individual to leader...
31:21 Why do you want to make the change?
32:37 Are you aware of what's involved?
33:16 How do you know you've gone high enough?
34:28 Bart summarizes some points
35:43 Shared learning is very effective
37:59 Where people can find more?
38:46 Thank yous
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