Dean Hallett | The Former CFO for Walt Disney Studios and FOX | What to Look for When Hiring New Employees
The importance of knowing your numbers, how to know who to hire and how to inspire a team of quality employees with the former CFO for Walt Disney Studios and the former CFO for Fox, Dean Hallett
Yes, yes, yes, and yes! Thrivetime Nation on today’s show we are interviewing Dean Hallett who is the former CFO of FOX and prior to working at Fox, he was the Executive Vice President and CFO for The Walt Disney Studios. While at Fox, he developed a unique and highly effective 9-month leadership training program for early and mid-career managers! Dean Hallet, welcome onto the Thrivetime Show! How are you sir!!?
I know that you’ve had a ton of success at this point in your career, but I would love to start off at the bottom and the very beginning of your career. What was your life like growing up and where did you grow up?
When did you first figure out what you wanted to do professionally?
Many of our guests say that they had a key mentor or a key book that they read that really helped them to change their mindset and their approach to success…do you have a key book or mentor in your life that has impacted you the most…I would love to hear that story?
Dean Hallett When did you first feel like you were truly beginning to gain traction with your career?
Dean Hallett, you’ve worked with some of America’s largest and most successful companies in Fox and Walt Disney Studios…what are a few things that you learned about leadership while working at Walt Disney Studios?
What did you learn about leadership while working at FOX?
What advice would you have for all of the listeners and business owners out there about transforming the culture and raising innovation in a company through leadership?
What is the role that creativity plays in leadership?
Dean Hallett You come across as a very proactive person…so how do you typically organize the first four hours of your and what time do you typically wake up?
What are a few of your daily habits that you believe have allowed you to achieve success?
What has been the biggest adversity that you’ve had to fight through during your career?
Dean Hallett What advice would you give the younger version of yourself?
You’ve got the mic, what is one thing that you want to share with the Thrive Nation before you drop the mic?