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Letter to a Frustrated Founder (and the people surviving them) action advice clarity confidence culture design destination ethos growth leadership mindset people strategy struggle team Sep 27, 2023

The ideas explored in this article give you a glimpse at my upcoming book, Renegades: Break Rules, Find Freedom (A Book for Founders).

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107 Of 261: Question For You... 261 advice design destination question Dec 22, 2022

 

I have one more question for you that stems from yesterday's reminder about Jim Collins' Hedgehog Concept.

Imagine you're creating a Hedgehog...

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104 Of 261: New Tool To Help You Maximize Your Time - Try It Here 261 action advice leadership question Dec 22, 2022

 

There's no doubt you work really hard.

But the question you might carry in the back of your mind is, "Am I working on the right things?"

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103 Of 261: Your Weakest Link 261 advice people question vulnerability Dec 22, 2022

 

Whether we want to admit it or not, we bring ourselves to work every day—the good parts and the bad.

If you're not healthy in these 4...

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101 Of 261: 5 Ways People Respond To Feedbackā€”And How To Lead Them 261 advice people Dec 22, 2022


If you're leading everyone in your organization the same way, you're likely frustrated with how some people respond to your feedback. 

That's...

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100 Of 261: 6 Ways To Know If You're Winning 261 advice meetings score weekly sync Dec 22, 2022

 
I'm going to ask you a question with an obvious answer.

When is the best time to check the score during any game?

Answer: While you're in the...

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99 Of 261: Can I Be Radically Candid With You? 261 advice culture people reminder team Dec 22, 2022


Reminder: If your team isn't healthy, your business isn't as healthy as it could be.

A report from the MIT Sloan Management Review says,...

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98 Of 261: Your One-Page Plan For Your Business 261 action advice design lesson planning roadmap Dec 22, 2022


Ask around, I hate long, tedious, overly descriptive plans and processes. 

I swear, TL;DR was invented for me.

Especially when it comes to...

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96 Of 261: Caveman Or CFO? 261 advice leadership question scale Dec 22, 2022


Yesterday I shared the 4 stages of business evolution. If you missed it, check it out here.

Today's question is related. Ask yourself—

Do...

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95 Of 261: Stages Of Business Evolution 261 advice scale Dec 22, 2022


There are 4 stages in the evolution of any business.

  • Innovation: Finding product-market fit
  • Control: Creating consistency
  • Profit: ...
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93 Of 261: Protect This At All Costs 261 action advice break confidence leadership Dec 22, 2022


My business partner Chris White says, "Protect your confidence."

He says this because he knows—like a lot of business owners—that once...

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92 Of 261: I Can't See Everything 261 advice meetings people question team Dec 22, 2022

 

When you have your next one-on-one meetings with your direct reports, ask them this question:

What am I not seeing?

You might get an answer...

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