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Founder’s Syndrome–When to Step Down

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 14, 2009

What is Founder’s Syndrome? Many times founders get intoxicated with their own success and stop seeking feedback and outside perspectives about their leadership.  When a CEO/Founder stops seeking feedback on her effectiveness and overrates her skills and impact, we refer to this as, “blind spots.”   In other words, the leader perceives she is operating at a high level of effectiveness when in fact her stakeholders (investors, direct reports)…

How to Motivate Gen Y

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 24, 2009

How Effective is Your Sales Rewards and Incentives Program? You May be Surprised… by: Dr. David Brookmire Today, an unprecedented three generations—with distinct work styles and preferences, values, expectations, needs, behaviors, beliefs, and goals—are in the workplace. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Sales, where the latest generation, Gen Y, will soon become the most prevalent generation. So how can sales managers in the process of evaluating…

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