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Stop Procrastinating In 5 Simple Steps psychology Aug 05, 2021

Are you a productive procrastinator?

Maybe your friends see you as fiercely productive, but you’re secretly avoiding the one thing that actually matters — that...

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What It Takes to Be Truly Purpose Driven management psychology scale-up Jun 04, 2021

A practical insight that can help you, and your team, find meaning in your daily work.

We all need a sense of purpose in our lives, but when we can’t find one, it can...

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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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How To Embrace A Paradox Mindset psychology scale-up strategy Apr 13, 2021

Life throws a lot of paradoxes at you. For example, you need to work as hard as humanly possible but you also need to have a life. You need to listen to customers but you also...

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A Powerful Way to Uncover Contrarian Strategies psychology Mar 28, 2021

When it comes to strategy, logic isn’t always your friend. Since most of your competitors have access to similar information, if they all followed the most logical...

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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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This Technique Can Reveal Someone's True Colours psychology sales Feb 24, 2021

Imagine you’re CEO of a small company. Your sales director has a variable bonus linked to new sales. During the year, the business strategy changes to deal with unforeseen...

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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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