Founders tend to go through three stages as their companies grow. To get through the second, you'll need a founder whisperer.My marketing associate’s mouth hung agape as her eyes darted from side to side, desperately seeking an escape route. She had asked the founder and CEO--me--what she thought was a simple question about a draft of a marketing document. Unfortunately for her, I found a way to wax on about everything from code base branches to revenue recognition. This cringe-worthy moment was when I realized I was not a good manager.
You’re the boss, but you still spend too much time on the day-to-day. Here’s how to become the strategic leader your company needs.In the beginning, there was just you and your partners. You did every job. You coded, you met with investors, you emptied the trash and phoned in the midnight pizza.