It’s often difficult to explain what it means to be
This reflection process is an essential ritual that I wish I had started a decade ago. It inspires important conversation and exposes blind spots, win:win!
Like most working parents, we try to explain why we work and why we travel for work. These explanations can help, but I'm trying different tactics.
The best first days are those where new team members only feel new on day one. After that, they are part of a community that fosters learning and progress.
Here is how I think about value propositions for parents in a startup. It's not complicated but it requires deliberate focus from founders and their teams.
A founder's journey is unpredictable. But there is a way to forecast unintended consequences. To be forearmed and on the front foot. Here's how.
The switch that flicked in my mind years ago was to control the narrative in my mind instead of the need to provide controlling how I made decisions.
Identifying your team's tells is critical to gauging internal momentum. It's also the first step in understanding how to circuit-break stress.
‘Incentives are a superpower’ is a phrase made famous by
The number one thing I look for when hiring is ‘makers angst’. It's the lived experience of trying to build a product or company.
Take the total cost of an activity and divide it by the number of lessons learned. The result of this math is the cost per lesson. It's impact is enormous.
All new hires should be given the information they need to demonstrate their worth and confidently establish their place in a team.
The OODA loop is the observe–orient–decide–act cycle. Here's how I use it most days as I build companies and help my team learn faster.
There is a choice to make this International Women’s Day. The choice is less about celebrating women and girls and more about learning. Are you good for it?
When you start hiring in a startup, there are two factors you can count on. It will be done in a bubble, and there will be a time constraint.
While acting like an owner is applicable to any team member in a new venture, it is also has a force multiplier effect to founders and shareholders
Every so often a comment is made in meetings that has the highest potential to distract teams. It begins with 'it would be interesting to understand if...'
Business development is the act of continuously being in motion on raising capital, developing partnerships, hiring and nurturing evangelists. Here's how to make it a habit.
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Advisory boards are help leaders make high-quality decisions and expand influence. Here's how to make them highly valuable.