Zillow CEO: ‘less tolerant of mediocrity and more demanding’ of team

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Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff says he’s gotten “less tolerant of mediocrity and more demanding” as he has become a more experienced manager, in a Q-and-A interview with The New York Times about his management style.

Rascoff, who revealed that his mother was a real estate agent in New York City and he often sleeps just four hours a night, drives his team hard, but no one works harder than him, he told the Times. “I maintain a pace that is intense. That sets the tone for the rest of the company.”

Two other valuable lessons he’s learned as a manager? Hire people smarter than you and act quickly when you know deep down that someone’s not the best person for a job.

Source: New York Times

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