Tag: Management team

The CEO Megaphone

I often say that the CEO has the most important role in the company. The biggest outcomes are universally led start to finish by founders. This is not a coincidence. Your ability to scale as CEO is 100% correlated to […]

read more

To Pivot or Not to Pivot in Business

The term “pivot” was added to the startup vocabulary in the past decade or so to describe when a startup changes its mission or focus. Some pivots in business are small, such as changing the target customer from enterprise to […]

read more

Heroics don’t scale

The founder myth is well understood and, in fact, glorified. The hero founder, adorned in t-shirt & hoodie, fuelled by coffee and blue screen light, woks day and night. “l will sleep when l die’” is the mantra. In the […]

read more

Managing co-founder relationships

First some blindingly obvious truths: Startups are hard! Relationships (in general) are hard. Relationships with business partners are (often) hard. Especially when the stakes are high. Marriages have a 50% success rate. 50% for a relationship where you are in […]

read more

Nothing to hide: The benefits of being fully open

It is a truism that we fear what we don’t know. Left to our own devices, what we imagine is often worse than the reality. This is a hard-wired fight or flight survival mechanism. i.e. it won’t change. If staff […]

read more

No, no you can’t work on whatever you want…

One of the things that founders love the most about starting their own companies is that they have no boss. At least, not in the traditional sense. They can work on whatever they want, whenever they want. In the early […]

read more