078 — Jim Tselikis

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Podcast Summary:

Shark Tank Alum, Jim Tselikis, is building a lobster empire with his cousin, Sabin. He shares his story becoming a Co-CEO with his cousin. I was most impressed how he has navigated the challenge of holding employees, who have become friends, accountable to productivity. He also talks about:

  1. How he and his cousin, Sabin, divide the CEO responsibilities.
  2. How assessment tools helped he and his cousin, Sabin, build a strong relationship.
  3. Why they chose the franchise route.
  4. This quote: “It’s about how to make this better and how to humanize this.”
  5. How to navigate being friendly with staff and holding staff accountable.
  6. This quote: “We’ve stayed true…to what we’ve done with our product with our sourcing with everything with our supply in our family in Maine…keep the brand consistency…proud of that.”

Click to Tweet How Jim Tselikis, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Cousins Maine Lobster, built a growing lobster empire. https://fromfoundertoceo.com/?p=1422


Name: Jim Tselikis, Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Company: Cousins Maine Lobster

Powerful Promise of Value: High quality Maine lobster at an affordable price delivered to you via food trucks, LA restaurants, and online.

Headquartered In: Los Angeles, California & Portland, Maine

Leadership Struggles: “Having every staff member…firing on all cynlinders.”

Favorite Software: Infusionsoft

Daily Habit: Getting up everyday…with this mindset…we are going to achieve something great today.

Meeting Advice: Cut through the garbage…results and performance is what is being judged.

Favorite Magazines: Inc. Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine

Contacts: www.cousinsmainelobster.com

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