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Culture | May 24, 2024

7 Company Culture Killers and What to Do About Them

Culture is a lagging indicator Culture is the heart of any strong company. When you get it right, it’s like a magnet for positive progress – it’ll attract great people, great customers, and new ideas....

Ten Ingredients to a High-Performing Culture

Culture | February 9, 2024

10 Ingredients of a High-Performance Culture

Should you obsess over culture? My answer is: kinda (but please read on). A high-performance culture signals that you’re doing something right (or many things!). So in a way, it’s something any leader would love...

Culture, Founders | January 5, 2024

How to Create Company Values People Actually Believe In

Integrity. Respect. Team Work. If your company values look like this 👆 then it’s time for a makeover! These words are corporate babble, typically found on an office poster that no one looks at. What...

The best of startup founder advice in 202

Culture, Founders, Leadership, Management, Ops | December 29, 2023

My Top 50 Posts of 2023

It’s f’n hard to start something new. And this year was a stark reminder of just that! Nine months ago, I started posting content for startup founders on LinkedIn and Instagram, mainly to get a...

Culture, Founders | December 8, 2023

How to Create a Company Vision People Want to Follow

Can you answer this question? Better yet, can your entire team answer this question in the same way? Where are we going? Sounds simple, but 99% of teams answer this question in two ways: Old-school...

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Culture, Leadership, Ops | December 1, 2023

Fix the 5 Dysfunctions of a Team and Become Unstoppable

Most teams are dysfunctional. 🤬 Sorry, it’s true. But don’t take it from me. One of my favorite business authors, Patrick Lencioni, wrote a whole book about it called The Five Dysfunctions of a Team....

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Culture, Founders | November 3, 2023

How To Write a Great Mission Statement
(+ 50 examples)

How would you grade your mission statement? Be honest. The reality is that most employees can’t remember their company’s mission statement. This doesn’t mean that the idea behind a mission statement is flawed – far...

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