572 Rachel Haley: Flawless Execution

Why Failure is Your Secret to Success

We can all make a plan … decide a strategy … create a financial model … game out contingencies.

All that is necessary to launch and grow a business, and at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is decisive flawless execution.

“I’d rather have a sub-optimal strategy with flawless execution,” says entrepreneur Rachel Haley, “as opposed to constantly shifting strategy to fit a particular box.”

What does it take to attract and lead a team to flawless execution?

Rachel Haley is the co-founder of Clarus Designs, scaling to over 100 employees globally. Recently, she took a break from her own company to join Snowflake as its Senior Director of Sales Operations and Strategy, where she helped the company grow from 300 people to over 2,000 and more than 10X its annual revenue. Now back at Clarus, she shares what it takes to hire the right team members and get the right results.

  • Why clear communication and concise goals is vital for team success
  • Why you should hire your team members based on what will be required of them as your company evolves and grows – to assure they adapt with fast-changing circumstances
  • Why its important to hire team leaders first even if you don’t need them yet
  • How to think of your hires as investments rather than expenses and orient them to results rather than tasks
  • Why your most important early hire is likely a VP of Sales
  • Why you should focus on hiring your weaknesses so you can double down on your strengths?
  • How to embrace failure as a vital part of learning and growth
  • How to avoid burnout and why doing less and allowing yourself “whitespace” often makes you more productive
  • And much more!

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More about Rachel Haley at www.clarusdesigns.com

Rachel Haley

More about Rachel Haley at Clarus Designs

Rachel Haley is the co-founder of Clarus Designs, growing the company to 100 employees worldwide, also as Snowflake’s senior director of sales operations and strategy, growing revenue 10X and scaling a team from 300 to 2,000. Rachel started out at Hall Capital Partners in the portfolio management group, focusing on portfolio management, market analysis and financial modeling.

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