Hiring execs is something which should be done in a thoughtful and articulate way. You need a process and a framework, especially if you’re hiring senior professionals into a function you know very little about yourself.
It is admirable to want to make the world a better place and it is what everyone should do. But if that’s all you do as an entrepreneur, you won’t even do that.
A tight organization is tight but not uptight. It is relaxed and accommodating. Everyone knows that they are doing important work. There is trust, play and fun.
Building a tight organization is in the details. It’s not about strategy. Tightness requires trust and knowledge. Here are the three cornerstones.
A key question in building a b2b startup company is when and how to scale sales. The first rule is “Don’t do it yet”. It is always easier to scale a spreadsheet than a real business.
There is just one way to lead a team to success: by believing in the positive energy of each individual. Doing so sometimes leads to the wrong path. An important moment comes with the next project. A confident team which knows that experimentation is allowed and failures are not punished will be amazingly innovative.
If you are a first-time CEO, you have many strengths! You do the impossible, learn faster, get challenged and work hard. Go out and build a fantastic, scalable, sustainable business!
Marten Mickos and Menno Beker discuss the million dollar question, What is a good team? To find the answer, a CEO or founder must first admit their own weaknesses. Only after that can you hire the right people.
What should a fast growing tech company CEO read? Here are my recommendations. Read the books with thought and implement the insights thoroughly. Each book will save you a year of trial and error. Must read All Peter Drucker books and the article Managing Oneself Good to Great and all books by Jim Collins Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey Moore Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton Christensen The […]