Disruption Blueprint Podcast

Disruption Blueprint Podcast


How to Build a High-Performing Team Ft. Matt Hottle, Co-founder of Redhawk Advisory (Ep. 13)

January 24, 2023

Welcome Matt Hottle to this episode of Disruption Blueprint. Matt Hottle is the Co-Founder of Redhawk Advisory, and Managing Partner of the  Alabama Futures Fund, an early stage VC fund that is driving entrepreneurialism and economic development right here in the state of Alabama.


Matt has held several operating positions where he was deep in the trench in a lot of different industries, building high performing teams, and even coached Shannon Spotswood, President at RFG Advisory.


Matt is a fountain of information in this episode. If you don’t have a team of people who thrive at being adaptable you’re going to struggle because you’re going to be dragging them every time. “Laser focus in on your culture, and what are those attributes of success within your culture.”


Listen to this episode with Matt Hottle, Co-Founder of Redhawk Advisory and Managing Partner of the  Alabama Futures Fund. In this episode, Shannon and Matt discuss topics such as why teams need to define the roles and responsibilities, why you have to hire for adaptability, tracking your organization from a data perspective, and so much more.


Join the conversation to hear about:


  • Do you have the right people in the right seats doing the right things? 
  • Let’s talk about talent 
  • What are ‘attributes’ and how does it fit into hiring? 
  • It’s all about the best fit 
  • Sequencing: defining the roles and responsibilities 
  • Focusing on talent and diversity 
  • What is opportunity cost? 
  • Taking inventory of what is important: identifying team routine and impact 
  • Small, short, concise, and frequent communication 
  • Creating repeatable and scalable processes 
  • Preparing a team for the marathon versus the sprint
  • Why you have to hire for adaptability
  • Advisor behavior modification
  • Tracking your organization from a data perspective
  • No longer a fit: navigating underperformance
  • The power of reviews
  • Evolving your short term goals
  • 20 things you should know about me 

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