01 January 2023

Season 3, Episode 26. Short Cuts with Bob Hasson

“Self-ownership of issues or mistakes is huge because that's where that's where I learn and I know that's where other people learn.” - Bob Hasson

Are you ready to gain courage and clarity on how to achieve the life you dream of? In this episode, Bob Hasson stresses the importance of having a strong character be seen as an asset and a value to your company during difficult times. He discusses how a culture of love should not coexist with fear, and encourages you to work for companies where innovation is celebrated and new ideas are embraced. Let’s dive in!


Bob Hasson is a businessman, Author, Consultant, and Podcaster. He is both the Founder and CEO of HPCI, a painting subcontractor, which he founded in 1978. For over thirty years, he has been active as a consultant and board member for churches, ministries, nonprofits, and school boards.


Key Highlights:

[00:01 - 06:07] How to Prepare for a Disruption in Your Career

• Bob shares his background and work

  • The Founder and CEO of HPCI

• Why conserving cash is one of the most important things businesses can do in times of disruption

• Leaders need to disrupt themselves before they're disrupted

[06:08 - 12:20] Be a Person of Character

• Make sure you have a plan for when layoffs or restructuring might happen

• It’s key to think outside the box to come to some type of resolution

• A great story of innovation during the pandemic

[12:21 - 17:53] Encouraging Team Passion Increases Productivity

• How a fear-based culture can lead to negative outcomes, such as repeated mistakes

• Bob advocates for a culture of self-ownership and responsibility

  • Employees should be encouraged to share their mistakes and learn from them

• High-performing teams have a culture of care and increase engagement

[17:54 - 23:38] Shortcuts: The Proven Path to Purpose, Excellence, and Calling

• The key to a successful career is building relationships with people you care about and having a mission

• Resilience and grit are important qualities to have to succeed

• Continuing to learn is essential to staying on track in your career

[23:39 - 25:02] Closing Segment

• Why Shortcuts is a great resource for innovation and leadership


Key Quotes:


“Whether you're an entry-level position, shift leader, team leader or a director, you can bring a different culture into your environment and into your team, no matter what is happening within the company.” - Bob Hasson


“Batten down the hatches, conserve cash, let your character shine before you, and don't isolate.” - Bob Hasson


Connect with Bob

Website: https://bobhasson.com/ 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bob-hasson-5a3693156/ 


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