Build your Startup Team
"Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don't want to." - Sir Richard Branson
Entrepreneurship is a team sport! Building a strong, diverse and complementary team with a common purpose and shared values will maximize your chances of success. 💪🏽
‘Disciplined Entrepreneurship’ by Bill Aulet recommends startup teams comprise the following hats:
- Hustler, a business person 👩🏽💼
- Hipster, a product / design person 👨🎨
- Hacker, a tech person 👩💻
Teamwork and Culture
What are the key features of a team?
- Members have a common shared vision.
- Members have shared values.
- Members have clear roles and are accountable to the team.
- Members trust each other to do their job.
Check out our highlights on 'Teamwork and Culture' by Kari Heistad, CEO of Culture Coach International.
“Strength lies in differences, not similarities." - Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
We recommend team members take a strengths profile assessment to become more self-aware about their own strengths and identify the team's strengths along with any gaps. This helps the team to play to individuals' strengths and become more effective. 😎
The Japanese term "Ikigai" means "raison d'être" or "your reason for being".
Finding your Ikigai leads to a strong sense of purpose at work and increased professional satisfaction. Check out the chart below to think about how you can combine your strengths, skills, hobbies and purpose to create a better world.