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.
When my daughter was born, I scrambled to learn parenting skills. Now that we’re all sleeping through the night, I realize how much those skills help me as a leader.When I became a new dad almost a year ago, I had to learn a whole new set of skills. Now that my 10-month old daughter is sleeping through the night, however, I realize my new parenting skills are helping me to run my business better.Here are a few lessons that I’ve learned from her.Always Be CuriousMy daughter has just started to crawl. Every object is a source of fascination. She spends an hour exploring an empty Gladware tub or a new wooden block
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