David Hassell: Leadership Starts With Working On Yourself

In this episode of the Championship Leadership podcast, David Hassel talks about his company 15five and their process, bringing out the best in people at work, the importance of listening and so much more.

In This Episode:

  • [2:40] What does championship leadership mean to David?
  • [6:22] Who is David Hassel and what brought him to where he is today?
  • [11:18] His vision, future plans and impact he wants to make.
  • [15:07] 15five process.
  • [18:04] A turning point inside of David’s life.
  • [22:22] Leaders that have influenced him.
  • [25:59] Episode takeaways.

Important Quotes:

“Being the best that you can be”

“You need to get good at listening”

“Leadership starts with working on yourself”

About The Guest:

David Hassell is a serial entrepreneur and is currently co-founder and CEO of 15Five, what he sees as his opportunity to help organizations and everyone in them reach their potential and become ‘organizationally-actualized’.

David graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering in 1998. The next year, he co-founded AdClip Networks, an online advertising technology company. In 2004, he co-founded Kite Adventures, a company that offers guided Kiteboarding tours off the coast of northeastern Brazil.

In his last venture prior to 15Five, David co-founded Strategy Day, a consulting company that worked with CEOs and executive teams to develop focus and accomplish strategic plans.

David formerly served as President of the San Francisco chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and was later named “The Most Connected Man You Don’t Know in Silicon Valley” by Forbes Magazine. David has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Inc., Entrepreneur, Wired, Fast Company, and the Financial Post.

Follow him on Twitter @dhassell.








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