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The Role of Conviction in Startups culture founders psychology Apr 23, 2021

Human beings need to feel some sense of certainty in order to act. So how do you get people to act when there is no certainty . . . like in a new business?

There are two ways to...

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Why You Shouldn’t Sit On Feedback culture feedback psychology Apr 20, 2021

In my viral essay, ‘The Best Way to Develop Your Team Isn’t Feedback’, I make the case that if your goal is to help your people develop, then sharing your...

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

How effective are your one-on-ones?

Most managers will say theirs are great. However, one study has shown that employees often leave one-on-ones less...

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How to Change Your Company Culture With a ‘Shocking Rule’ culture management psychology Sep 15, 2020

When a company is small, founders have a huge personal influence on company culture. Their behaviours, both good and bad, seep into the team fabric and provide a...

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How to Respond to ‘I Don’t Know’ coaching culture management Jun 16, 2020

As a manager, your team may often come to you with problems. If you take this as your cue to offer opinions or make suggestions, you run the risk of setting a dysfunctional...

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How to Coach Your Team (The Development Pipeline) coaching culture management psychology May 20, 2020

Every leader wants to get the best performance from their team. In startups, the importance of learning on the job and continuous employee development can’t be...

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24 Realistic Expectations When Working for 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 Encourage More Assertiveness from Your Team 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 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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