Four Personal Tools for Bursting the Feel-Good Bubble
Integrity of communication starts at the personal level with the fundamental issue of how a founder deals with incoming data and opinion. The most reliable predictor of your venture’s future climate is your own outlook and behavior. So, if you aim to set a tone for healthy communication and minimize the distortion of reality within your new business, start with yourself. I have found that a core set of personal attributes, curiosity, humility, candor, and scrutiny, will lay a foundation for truth-telling and create a ripple effect that drives healthy relationships with co-founders, team members, investors, and other business partners.