Maynard Webb is co-founder and board member of Everwise, a talent development startup, and a board member of Visa and Salesforce. Previously, Maynard served as Chairman of the Board of Yahoo!, CEO of LiveOps, COO of eBay, and held executive roles at Gateway, Bay Networks, and Quantum.
Maynard is the founder of the Webb Investment Network (WIN), a seed investment firm dedicated to nurturing entrepreneurs, bringing his experience in developing and leading high-growth companies.
In 2004, he and his wife created the Webb Family Foundation, which provides underprivileged, motivated young individuals access to quality education and supports individuals who are struggling against the odds to make a positive impact on the world through innovation and hard work.
Maynard is the co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Rebooting Work: Transform How You Work in the Age of Entrepreneurship. His second book, Dear Founder: Letters of Advice for Anyone Who Leads, Manages, or Wants to Start a Business, was released in September of 2018.
How do we drive/change corporate culture?
1. It helps to have a higher purpose –be working on something that matters
2. Be winning at what you are doing
3. Inspire and grow your team
4. Treat everyone with dignity and respect
5. Tackle diversity and inclusion from the outside
6. Make sure your teams are fired up about what they are doing.
How do you get people excited about their work? Maynard believes, that first of all it is important to make sure they understand what they are doing and where it fits with the importance of the company. People want to do meaningful work that makes an impact.
Employees also should know what it will do for them if they do their job well.
As an individual employee you should be aware of who is the best in the world at what you do and aspire to that.
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For people that want to quit their jobs and want to know what to do first, Maynard says, “…before you just quit and walk out, what are the pieces that you need to own for your situation, and what your situation is, and why you’re not happy”
If you are itching to be an entrepreneur then go ahead and start while you still have a full time job. Do both at the same time Maynard believes it is important to have a personal brand and you should know what you want to be known for. The character of who you are and how you walk in the world and how you treat people is important to pay attention to.
Maynard also talks about his 32 year marriage and he says the secret is knowing the difference between rubber ball moments and crystal ball moments. Rubber ball moments are ones you can bounce back from, but if you mess up a crystal ball moment, like missing a high school graduation, that is a once in a lifetime moment that can’t be replaced.
What You Will Learn In This Episode:
● How to drive corporate culture
● What the early days of IBM looked like
● How you know when things are going well as an entrepreneur
● Maynard’s view of the world of work today
● How to get people excited about work
● Maynard’s advice to anyone who wants to quit their job
Link from the episode:
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