Ep 3: Laying The Foundation For A Culture of Candor

Lessonly is modern learning software used by teams to translate important work knowledge into Lessons that accelerate productivity. Max Yoder, the company's CEO, believes that employees flourish when they are shown that their productivity and development are valued.

Max grew the 4 1/2 year old company to 60+ employees in a short period of time, a company that is celebrated nationwide for its culture. Lessonly has earned a Top 3 ranking in Entrepreneur and CultureIQ’s list of Top Company Cultures of 2017.

Max also started Lessonly's nonprofit arm, The First Fund.

In this episode with Max, you will learn:

- How building a strong company culture is all about experimentation and iteration.
- How the CEO’s vulnerability is a key success factor to build a culture of trust.
- Why Max believes that employees flourish when they are shown that their productivity and development are valued.
- Why learning is critical to employee engagement and growth.
- How to scale up the culture when the company grows very quickly.

You can follow Max on Twitter @MaxYoder.

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