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How to Cultivate a Growth Mindset on Your Team culture feedback psychology Oct 21, 2019

One of the hardest challenges to overcome as a leader is something many people don’t even consider: yourself. Often, it’s not resources, desire or incentives that...

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10 Communication Techniques Used by Great Leaders communications leadership scale-up Oct 14, 2019
 

Whether you’re leading a meeting, a team, or a company, your ability to communicate can set you apart as a leader. The skill of bringing others along with you,...

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How to Get Investors to Actually Read Your Updates board communications Oct 08, 2019

I receive a lot of monthly update emails from CEOs I’ve invested in. It takes real discipline to update stakeholders regularly and I admire those founders who keep it up.

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A Founder's Guide to Sales Meetings communications sales scale-up Sep 30, 2019

My very first significant sale came over a decade ago, when I sold equity to investors in my first company. Armed with a pitch deck, I reached out to dozens of potential...

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How to Ask Your Team The Right Questions coaching communications management Sep 24, 2019

At University, I studied Mathematical Sciences. Each week, we were given tough maths problems to solve as quickly and elegantly as possible. When somebody didn’t know the...

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How Your Biggest Strength Can Reveal Your Biggest Weakness founders psychology scale-up Sep 17, 2019
 

It takes great assertiveness, focus, and hustle to get a new company off the ground. If you’re an early-stage founder, you likely have these strengths in...

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What It Means to Be A Startup CEO founders management strategy Sep 09, 2019
 
On the surface, it’s a simple question: what should a startup CEO actually do? But the simplest questions can be the hardest to answer.

You might be surprised by...

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How to Build a Long-term Relationship (With Your Co-Founder) founders psychology seed-stage Sep 03, 2019

‘Peace is not the absence of conflict, it’s the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.’ — Ronald Reagan.

Conflict is the last thing most of us...

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Why Big-Bang Rebuilds Always Fail product scale-up tech Jul 23, 2019

Startups often feel the need to discard the tech they’re working on and starting over. Here are some of the reasons why this happens . . . and how you can...

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How Agile Applies Outside the Tech Team culture management seed-stage Jul 16, 2019

Agile management isn’t just for tech teams. Here are ten techniques that any team can use to better cope with an uncertain world.

Startups are chaos. Assumptions and plans...

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