Learn to put your foot down and respect your priorities instead of working according to other peoples convenience and time.
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Practice saying and recalling things that you are grateful for. It changes your mindset positively, leading to better productivity.
Don't just say NO to something you don't like or want to change.
Say, 'Yes, and.." then provide constructive feedback on what is good and what can be improved.
Researchers studied whether customer service employees were more productive under narcissistic or humble leaders.
The least effective bosses were narcissists. Humble bosses were a bit more productive. But the best leaders were a combination: the humble narcissists.
Chances are you’re being hired to fill a void and address current challenges that have been highlighted to you.
Do not make the mistake of coming to the table with a pre-determined plan based on these challenges. Take the time to learn the challenges and the extent of them for yourself. Encourage your team to be completely open with you.
Really focussing on the core business is the most important requirement for startup success. Becoming an expert at fundraising should not be necessary.
Companies rarely fail because they didn't raise money - they fail because they didn't build something people wanted.