Helping your team stay on track is much easier with Khorus. Founding CEOs use Khorus to drive performance, manage talent, and build a strong culture. And, I love the way it helps Founding CEOs better clarify big-picture priorities, align employees around those priorities, and drive predictable performance. Try out their demo…it’s great!
I love interviewing Founding CEOs because I get to speak with highly intelligent, impactful leaders who are doing great things for others…and Dr. Kerriann Greenhalgh is a great example. She is using the power of nanoparticles to revolutionize wound care and even bring new life to old antibiotics. And, she is an equally amazing leader. Listen as she explains how she put all this together and her helpful tips about how to vet outside vendors and providers…her “buyers’ club” is pure genius.
A few years ago a local consultant contacted me with a professional, yet direct email. It said, “Todd, thanks for sending me XYZ person my way. In the future, can you check with me first? I’m really busy for the next three weeks and I don’t have time for networking.”
At first I was, admittedly, a bit annoyed. I was connecting a Founding CEO client to the consultant as a potential customer for him. In addition, the consultant had previously told me to send him anyone who might need his services. In my anger I silently fumed and resolved never to help him again.
As a Founding CEO, my time is very limited, just like the consultant in my story. It’s somewhat of a cliché now – time remains the fixed asset we all share. I’ve had the good fortune to interview over 50 Founding CEOs of fast growing businesses on my podcast, “From Founder To CEO.” Lack of time is a common theme amongst them. Those CEOs who thrive learn how to delegate, prioritize, and hire a great team. They are also adept at networking. Between fundraising, cultivating partnerships, and seeking more business, they are skilled in the art and science of e-introduction etiquette. Continue reading →
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Did you know that fewer than 25% of Founding CEOs have led their companies to initial public offerings?
DOWNLOAD a FREE summary of Brad Feld’s thoughts on “The Common Struggles of Founding CEOs” & “How CEOs Can Build Trust and Delegate”
Brad Feld is one of the Managing Directors of the Foundry Group, a venture capital firm focused on investing in early-stage information technology companies. But, he is so much more than that title and position. He has been a positive part of the startup community for many years. In this interview he shares his thoughts on the following issues:
1. The common struggles of Founding CEOs
2. As CEO, how do you build trust and delegate?
3. Why did he write “I have never wanted to be a CEO since?”
4. What is Brad excited about right now in the Startup world?
Andy Wilson is a the Co-founder and CEO of Rexter who was once a Venture Capitalist and is now leading a company that helps you leverage your network like never before. He is super smart, very savvy, and has both the ability to think tactically and strategically simultaneously. And, its his insight about the motivations of employees relative to the motivation of founders that really speaks to his deep understanding of people and startups.