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5 Things Successful Founder Operators Do Differently
None of these practices is the path of least resistance, but there's something in them that leads to the competitive edge, the informed intuition, the vision, and the ability to motivate people that are common in successful founders.
Recapping Navigating Choppy Waters: Equity Market Temperature Check
Investors are looking for viable businesses that have traction and product market fit—there’s less focus on unproven but good ideas, and more focus on paying customers and a clear path to profitability. The current market is less about FOMO and more about fundamentals.
Recapping Navigating Choppy Waters: A Year in Retrospect
The close of the year is an opportunity to reflect—and report—on progress, learnings, and performance. Are you maximizing the value of your end-of-year reflection?
Recapping Navigating Choppy Waters: Path to Profitability
Experienced executives shared their stories and offered perspective and advice on leading—and growing—companies during challenging times.
On Leadership: Execution
Crappy execution is a waste startup leaders cannot afford
Recapping Navigating Choppy Waters: The CEO Perspective
Experienced CEOs shared their stories and offered perspective for today’s leaders.
Recapping Navigating Choppy Waters: The VC Perspective
Panelists agreed, companies should continue growing and looking ahead, prioritizing thoughtful, data-based decision making.
A CEO’s Guide to Seeking Advice & Mentorship
One of the most common questions we’re asked at Bolster is how to help a CEO find a mentor or advisor
4 Easy Ways for Any CEO to Choose a Mentor
How to frame your thinking about choosing a mentor whether it’s for business or personal reasons.
How Savvy CEOs Are Turning the Talent Crisis into a Talent Opportunity
Macro conditions around a COVID workforce
How to get the most out of working with a CEO Mentor or CEO Coach
Once you’ve selected a Mentor or Coach, here are some tips to get the most out of your engagement.
How to Select a CEO Mentor or CEO Coach
In a previous post, I shared the difference between CEO Mentors and CEO Coaches. I’ll share with you here how to select the Mentors and Coaches who are right for you.
The Difference Between a CEO Coach and a CEO Mentor and Why Every CEO Needs Both
Harry Potter was lucky. He had, in Albus Dumbledore, the ultimate wise elder, in his corner. Someone who could teach him how to be a better human being (er, wizard), how to be more proficient with his wand and spells, how to think strategically and defeat the bad guys.