Tag: Leadership

It’s ok to take your armour off

Whenever I watch the Stars Wars movies I always think to myself how uncomfortable it must be to be walking around in head to toe armour. Poor Darth Vader & Kylo Ren, hiding that pouty face of his. And of […]

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CEO = CCO: Chief Communications Officer

The higher up you are in a company org chart, the more your role is about communication vs. execution. Nowhere is this more true than for the CEO. As soon as you are into scaling mode (post-product-market fit) and you […]

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Don’t be the “Hero” CEO

Founding CEOs hold a special place in the startup culture, and for good reason. After all, it takes a special kind of person to create something from nothing. To see an opportunity and go after it. To persevere through all […]

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Do you have your “Game Face” on?

Many CEOs feel a need to present a brave front. To have their ‘game face’ on. Especially during challenging times. The thinking is that they need to shield their staff from the harsh reality. Perhaps a senior exec is about […]

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The power of getting 1% better daily

When you are building a startup out of nothing, every day counts. Especially while you are still burning money. Many CEOs think that they need to grind harder. Work more hours. Hustle. Sleep when they die, etc. The key for […]

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The Power of “I don’t know”

“I don’t know”. Three simple words. Words that we think in our heads all the time. Words that we likely share with others a lot less frequently. Words that can have a tremendous positive or negative impact on culture and […]

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