Tag: Culture

Are you an enlightened leader?

With the greatest leader above them, people barely know one existsNext comes one whom they love and praiseNext comes one whom they fearNext comes one whom they despise and defyWhen the leader trusts no one, no one trusts himThe great […]

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War Time CEO, War Time CEO…

Of all the former operators turned VCs, a16z’s Ben Horowitz gets it the most. He truly gets and articulates the struggle that is operating. As a result, he is essential reading for startup CEOs. It is no surprise then that […]

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Are you slowing your company down?

As CEO, you set the example. What you do (more than what you say) determines the values and norms in your company. As I have written about before many times, speed is both the primary strategy and primary tactic when […]

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Hiring is our most important job

Many companies say that their people are their greatest asset. This sounds nice. But for starters, your staff are not an asset. They are portable. More so than ever. They come. They go. But this statement does hint at the […]

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Executive Team Building Part 1: Hiring

As a startup grows, the CEO’s role in executive team building goes from doing everything early on to eventually handing off all day-to-day operational responsibility to a leadership team. Given this transition, a key success factor for any CEO looking […]

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The Importance of Strategic HR for CEOs

Back when I was a CFO I took immense pride and purpose from sitting at the right hand of my CEOs helping them succeed. In fact, through all of my roles, that has been the driving force for me and […]

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