How Your Leadership Has to Change as Your Startup Scales

When it comes to new tricks, sometimes new dogs are just as hard to teach as old ones. Many startup CEO’s adopt the “visionary entrepreneur” leadership style. They set out a broad vision, provide lofty goals, and model an ambitious work ethic. And at this stage in a company’s growth, it generally works. Yet keeping enthusiasm up as the company grows is difficult, especially as the direct link between founders and employees becomes less tangible or less possible. According to Self-Determination Theory, intrinsic drivers such as autonomy, competency, and relatedness are crucial factors in building an engaged, committed workforce. Read More>>

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