“Knowing thyself” is also imperative to authentic leadership. Said another way, self-awareness is a precursor of authenticity.
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.”
The truth about startups is this: The struggle is REAL. No matter who you are. Running a startup is a series of highs and lows. There will be a high and then a low, another high and then another low.
You’ve likely heard of executive coaches or life coaches —but at FounderForward, we’re focused on coaching startups. Founders and founding teams at the beginning of their journey.