Transparency in a Startup

One of the items entrepreneurs frequently debate is the level of transparency to provide within their startup. How much information does a team member need to know? When does not enough information cause problems? While there’s no perfect answer, I’ve found that it’s better to err on the side of providing more information than expected. Here are a…

7 Criteria for Effective Feedback

Buffer has a great post up titled How to Give and Receive Feedback at Work. The idea is that feedback is incredibly important, yet many people don’t give or receive it well. Over the years, I’ve had many feedback related conversations and can attest to its inherent challenges. Here are 7 criteria for effective feedback…

Giving Up Control

Recently I was talking to an entrepreneur about his journey. Early on in the conversation, I asked one of my favorite questions: what were some of your major milestones and lessons learned? Then, he recounted how one of his more important lessons learned was giving up control of the day-to-day operations so that he could…