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How to Win Your Team's Hearts and Minds culture founders Aug 05, 2021

Asa young founder, my heroes were the leaders of great tech companies — CEOs like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk. I’d watch them being interviewed and...

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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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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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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 Create Your Own Luck in Business founders idea-stage psychology Nov 04, 2020

The key to business success is hard work and good luck. But can you increase the odds in your favour? Follow these six steps to create your own luck.

When successful people talk...

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Ruthless or Rational: How to Lead with Compassion founders management psychology Sep 23, 2020

You want your team to be happy, but you also need to make tough decisions. Learn how to lead with compassion, without losing your focus.

Do you recognise this scenario?

You have...

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How to Encourage More Assertiveness from Your Team coaching culture founders psychology Apr 15, 2020

As leaders, we all need team members who are assertive. If your team isn't speaking up, learn how to encourage more input and feedback that's constructive and effective.

Simple...

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How and When to Increase Your Founder Salary board founders seed-stage Dec 03, 2019

Learn what determines startup founders' salaries, and how and when to discuss founder remuneration with your board.

Insights on founder salaries suggest a different way of...

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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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What the ‘Weakness of Strength’ Theory Means for CEOs founders psychology scale-up Sep 17, 2019

This article explores the Strength-Weakness theory, which is relevant to leaders. Find out how you can use it to identify your weaknesses without letting go of your strengths.

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