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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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How to Listen More Carefully communications feedback psychology Jan 13, 2021

Why most people can’t listen and what it takes to get better

Whatever your field, one skill is more valuable more than any other: listening.

Want to improve your product?...

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How to Resolve Team Conflicts 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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Startup Branding: How to Clarify Your Company Brand 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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The Playbook to Writing Viral Blog Articles on Medium 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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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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Investor Updates: An Email Template that Works 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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How to Structure an Effective Sales Meeting Agenda 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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