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The Unspoken Expectations of Working at a Startup culture management psychology Apr 29, 2020

Every manager knows the anxiety that comes with the question, ‘Have I set clear enough expectations?’

But often, team members struggle and things don’t go...

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How to Integrate OKRs With Agile leadership management scale-up strategy Apr 22, 2020

Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) were designed in the context of scaling companies, such as Intel and Google. They’ve become the undisputed best practice of managing...

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How to Get Your Team to Speak Up coaching culture founders psychology Apr 15, 2020

Simple advice to get the most out of assertive and non-assertive team members.

Many founders score highly on assertiveness. It’s one of the things that make entrepreneurs...

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How to Make Your Product Less Complicated management marketing product Apr 08, 2020

One reason engineers tend to overcomplicate, and how to please your customers at a fraction of the cost.

You’ve hired a development team, built a product to address a...

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How to Use Conflict to Find Better Solutions communications feedback management Apr 01, 2020

If you’re trying to innovate, taking a critical business decision, or just figuring out the truth, conflict isn’t just expected — it’s essential. If...

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How to Crystalise Your Brand Beliefs communications marketing scale-up Dec 17, 2019

A lightweight approach to branding for startups-no expensive agency necessary.

In my first startup, I dreamt of building a powerful brand that would earn its place next to...

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How to Motivate a Startup Team culture management psychology Dec 10, 2019

Have you ever met someone who’s highly motivated at work? Try to picture them now.

You might have a mental image of someone upbeat, someone focused on getting results and...

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How Founders Can Negotiate Their Salary board founders seed-stage Dec 03, 2019

Insights on founder salaries suggest a different way of discussing compensation with the board

If you’re motivated by a high salary, think twice before founding a startup....

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The Five Meetings Every CEO Should Lead founders management meetings Nov 19, 2019

When your whole company works in the same room, news gets around fast. Impromptu meetings, discussions over lunch, and overheard phone calls mean the team usually has a good...

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The Easy Way to Write a Thought Article communications leadership marketing Nov 12, 2019

Here’s how I turn a blank page into a powerful thought leadership piece.

I never thought my writing would make such a difference.

After starting on Medium just three years...

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