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Hard Learnings of a Young Tech Startup Founder on Leadership

I share these musings not as someone who knows it all, but just as someone who, under the intense pressure of running a startup, had to face all these dilemmas and muster all I know and have seen about what good leadership is like to run my team – where my legitimacy and career were at stake, where the livelihoods of all my teammates who have bought into my vision and strive with me tirelessly were at stake, and our mission was at stake. I share these in humbleness for you to point out what perspectives I might not have considered – and if I may, help someone who have to face similar challenges in the future have a starting point to reason through these. Running one-on-ones – but how can I even make my team members comfortable to share feedback on others and receive feedback positively in the first place? Andy Grove (former Intel CEO) and Ben Horowitz (former CEO of Netscape and highly-respected VC) can’t understate how important it is for managers to …