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Reflections on the Art of Being Human at Work.

The Forgotten Founder

The Forgotten Founder

This is the fourth post in a series of five on co-founder conflict. The fourth source of co-founder conflict is the most heartbreaking because it only arises if everything is…

Co-founder Conflict: Who Decides What?

Co-founder Conflict: Who Decides What?

This is the third post in a series of five on co-founder conflict. Leadership is about making decisions. Oddly enough, many founders never take the time to discuss who will…

Common Co-founder Conflict: The Founder Who Doesn’t Scale

Common Co-founder Conflict: The Founder Who Doesn’t Scale

This is the second post in a series of five on co-founder conflict. The most common manifestation of co-founder conflict is what happens when one co-founder doesn’t scale. This conflict…

Congruence

Congruence

In this week’s podcast episode with Evgeny Shadchnev, CEO of Maker’s Academy in London, there’s a lot of talk about building trust. Jerry notes that trust is a by-product of…

How Conflicts Between Co-founders Can Kill Startups

How Conflicts Between Co-founders Can Kill Startups

This is the first post in a series of five on co-founder conflict. In 2012, Harvard Business School professor Noam Wasserman studied 10,000 founders for his book “The Founder’s Dilemma. …

Know You Are Not Alone

Know You Are Not Alone

A few months back, I sent a note to the participants at the launch of our first facilitated peer group. In the note I said that a core tenet of…

The Gifts of Relationship

The Gifts of Relationship

Back in 2008, I’d started writing a blog post based around the assertion that “relationships are the new ashram”’ In other words: you can spare yourself a navel-gazing trip to…

Wholeness, Not Happiness

Wholeness, Not Happiness

Stop optimizing your workplace for happiness. It’s doing harm. Don’t get me wrong. I want to be happy. I want you to be happy at work and at home and…