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Performance Routines That Happen During Working Hours culture founders Apr 09, 2021

There’s traditionally been a lot of focus on morning routines (what you do right after you wake up) and evening routines (what you do before bed) as ways to increase your...

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A Powerful Way to Uncover Contrarian Strategies psychology Mar 28, 2021

When it comes to strategy, logic isn’t always your friend. Since most of your competitors have access to similar information, if they all followed the most logical...

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The Delegation Step Most Managers Miss Out management Mar 26, 2021

In a previous essay on delegation, I suggested two principles that can help you delegate more effectively: (i) delegate problems, not tasks, and (ii) coach, don’t...

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How to Ask for Something Hard communications feedback psychology Mar 22, 2021

When you’re a founder, you sometimes have to ask people for something they may not want to give. Perhaps, you’re asking your investors to invest in a bridge round,...

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7 Questions to Get Value from Board Meetings communications psychology Mar 19, 2021

How valuable do you find your board meetings? If you use them only to present results, share your learnings, or provide reassurance that you’re on top of things, you might...

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This Technique Can Reveal Someone's True Colours psychology sales Feb 24, 2021

Imagine you’re CEO of a small company. Your sales director has a variable bonus linked to new sales. During the year, the business strategy changes to deal with unforeseen...

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An Alternative To 360° Feedback (That Takes One Hour) feedback leadership meetings Feb 17, 2021

The 360-degree feedback process can help employees and managers get a better sense of how they are perceived by others across their organisation. However, putting it into...

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Are Founders Productive Narcissists? founders leadership psychology Feb 10, 2021

We all have narcissistic tendencies, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Some narcissistic traits — such as having a clear vision or the ability to attract others...

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How to Design a Structured Hiring Process hiring management scale-up Jan 27, 2021

Recruiting the right team takes thought. Learn how to structure your interview process so you don't have to rely on your gut (it's probably wrong).

Ten years ago, I learnt a...

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Effective One-on-Ones: A Guide for Managers and Reports culture feedback management Jan 20, 2021

Want to build a strong team? Learn how you can run effective 1on1s, as well as practical tips on what to do before, during, and after the meeting.

How effective are your...

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