From tenacity and industry-disrupting customer experience to grit and living your company’s purpose, here are some resources that will help your organization with some inspiration to push through the hard stuff, stand out, increase your team’s happiness, and achieve even more growth.
Lessons in Tenacity from the Co-Founder of Foursquare – First Round
In his recollection of Foursquare’s early days, Dennis Crowley narrates the game-changing moments for the company that weren’t so easy to come by. His tenacity as a founder — through his personal identity, confidence, focus, culture, grit, and telling his company’s story — has evolved greatly over the years. Crowley’s ability to stay the path and trust the process has brought great success to the company Read the article
PlanGrid’s Playbook for Startups to Crack Big, Established Industries – First Round Review
PlanGrid brilliantly used a minimum viable product to connect with their ideal customer and learn how to evolve to better serve them—a shining example of how to build a durable company in the digital age. Their approach toward mapping their customer’s journey and remove their roadblocks was so effective, they disrupted an entire industry Read the article
How to Foster Psychological Safety in Remote Teams – NOBL
When you spend your work day online rather than physically in an office, there’s a different set of rules and ways of working that apply. NOBL walks through how working remote goes deeper than using Slack and Google docs. Read the article
Why Your Organization is Getting Sales and Marketing Wrong – Mack Fogelson
In Mack’s latest post, she details a formula for integrating purpose into the efforts of your most externally facing teams like sales, marketing, and customer experience, and how that impacts growth in your organization. Read the article
Grit: A Complete Guide on Being Mentally Tough – James Clear
This is a great read by James Clear with a ton of resources on what grit really is and how to develop it. Grit is committing to the hard stuff that comes with the day-to-day after many, many months or years. It’s built through failing, getting things really wrong, and having the passion and perseverance to start over and continue iterating to make what you really want a reality. Read the article
Other good stuff
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