Feedback is an under-utilized and under-rated business communications tool. Research shows people don’t like giving it and they really don’t like receiving it (mostly because it isn’t given effectively).
We meet lots of founders - almost all of whom are smart. In fact, they are very smart. The type of smart that can be filed under what we know as IQ (or Intelligence Quotient). However, an even more important factor in growing a company into a long-term success is EQ (or Emotional Quotient), otherwise referred to as “Emotional Intelligence.”
At FounderForward, we strongly suggest that all the clients we work with adopt a Gratitude Habit. On more than one occasion our suggestion has been met with an eye-roll and a comment about it being a bit “woo woo.” That is until we explain that there are countless benefits to developing a Gratitude Habit — and that most are rooted in science.
There’s a new position emerging within many successful high-growth companies - Head of Culture. Yes, because culture impacts growth. We reached out to CK Lin, Head of Culture, at Los Angeles-based startup VideoAmp to get some insights on the role of culture and the impact it has had on their growth.