Category Archives: Management and Strategy

WHY UBER DOSENT FIRE ITS CEO

In a startup company the founders of the company also become the CEOs. But as the company grows these CEOs make way for the professional CEO who have the knowledge and experience in the corporate world to help the company. This decision is usually made by the board members of the company. But the board members of the Uber company say that such is only made by their founder and CEO Travis Kalanick. Read More>>

PIVOT TO BE A BETTER LEADER NOT JUST FOR A STRATEGY

The journey to running a successful business is a difficult one. Hence there is no surprise that in this journey one makes many mistakes. These mistakes are not only made in the business model selected but also the leadership qualities displayed by the founder of the company. But our pride gets in the way and stops us from admitting and amending our mistakes as a leader which can lead a company to failure. Hence we should accept the pivot to become and successful. Read More>>

STARTUPS ARE MAKING THE REJECTION LETTER A THING OF THE PAST

Your firm has to hire 100 entry-level salespeople every year? No problem. Your intelligent applicant tracking system has already identified 250 college freshmen and sophomores with the right qualities, the result of which will be an invitation to interview for a summer job.This will mean fewer bad hires, better employee retention and less lost sleep from being rejected. Read More>>

A Clever Strategy to Combat Free Riding

Any time you have two or more people working together, each acting in his or her own best interest, they behave less efficiently than if they were working alone. This is because what is best for the group tends to differ from what is best for each of us. George Georgiadis proposes a clever way of getting around the free-rider problem, particularly for somewhat involved collaborations that unfold over time. Read More>>

The Rewards of Creator-Driven Cultures — And The Engineers That Can Deliver Them

In the decades since becoming a founding engineer at Netscape, Montulli has seen many founders grow into CEOs of companies and product managers become de facto CEOs of products. An engineer himself, Montulli came of age among developers who aspired to be polymaths. He did some of his most lasting and inventive work as an engineering jack-of-all-trades. Read More>>

How Your Leadership Has to Change as Your Startup Scales

When it comes to new tricks, sometimes new dogs are just as hard to teach as old ones. Many startup CEO’s adopt the “visionary entrepreneur” leadership style. They set out a broad vision, provide lofty goals, and model an ambitious work ethic. And at this stage in a company’s growth, it generally works. Yet keeping enthusiasm up as the company grows is difficult, especially as the direct link between founders and employees becomes less tangible or less possible. According to Self-Determination Theory, intrinsic drivers such as autonomy, competency, and relatedness are crucial factors in building an engaged, committed workforce. Read More>>