Self-Coaching for Startup Leaders

Insight and tactics to help you manage yourself and lead your team more effectively

My Dad Was A Founder: Entrepreneurship and Parent Loss

My Dad Was A Founder: Entrepreneurship and Parent Loss

My father died from colon cancer on July 21, 1993—exactly twenty years ago today. I was 11 years old at the time, and I have now lived nearly twice as long without him as with him. As I saw this date approaching in my calendar, I decided to look up his obituary...

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Firing — Don’t Make A Sucky Thing Excruciatingly Painful

Firing — Don’t Make A Sucky Thing Excruciatingly Painful

This is not a how-to-fire-people guide. This is a how-to-get-over-yourself-so-you-can-fire-people guide.  This is the guide I wish had the first time I ever “let go” of someone: I hesitated too long and never got clarity on what the real issues were. As a result, I...

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We Are All Startups

We Are All Startups

When I tell people I am a leadership coach for entrepreneurs, I often get skeptical questions about whether startup leaders are “too busy” to really “get” the value of coaching. What I’ve discovered through my work, however, is that entrepreneurs intuitively “get”...

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