Comments on: The Humble – Confidence Dichotomy of Successful Entrepeneurs http://www.crashutah.com/2011/08/09/the-humble-confidence-dichotomy-of-successful-entrepeneurs/ The musings of a Las Vegas boot strapped internet entrepreneur Tue, 10 Apr 2012 01:48:03 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 By: John http://www.crashutah.com/2011/08/09/the-humble-confidence-dichotomy-of-successful-entrepeneurs/#comment-925 Thu, 18 Aug 2011 18:11:22 +0000 http://www.crashutah.com/?p=222#comment-925 Thanks Francesca. I try to put a little bit of my heart in every post. Hopefully others find it useful.

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By: Francesca Gershwin http://www.crashutah.com/2011/08/09/the-humble-confidence-dichotomy-of-successful-entrepeneurs/#comment-924 Thu, 18 Aug 2011 18:08:11 +0000 http://www.crashutah.com/?p=222#comment-924 Wow, this is a great post.

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By: John http://www.crashutah.com/2011/08/09/the-humble-confidence-dichotomy-of-successful-entrepeneurs/#comment-899 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 19:02:01 +0000 http://www.crashutah.com/?p=222#comment-899 Well said Julia. There is certainly a lot of similarities between startups and larger companies. That balance is hard. Plus, the need for peer groups is definitely the key. Having someone else who is going through the same issues is very powerful.

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By: Julia http://www.crashutah.com/2011/08/09/the-humble-confidence-dichotomy-of-successful-entrepeneurs/#comment-897 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 15:24:26 +0000 http://www.crashutah.com/?p=222#comment-897 In some ways, being an entrepreneur is not that different than being a leader in a company or a business division. As soon as you have people reporting to you, you really need to choose your words carefully. And as you climb the ladder, this is magnified.

Certainly, we all have bad days – but it’s tough to articulate that to anyone but a peer. No subordinate wants to hear that their boss (leader/owner) doesn’t feel like working today!

It can be troubling to an employee to hear “I don’t know where to take the business next.” On the flip side, it’s good to solicit input from team members. All in striking a balance.

When the issues are business-related, it’s important to have a sounding board or outside third-party. Might explore the peer groups for entrepreneurs and leaders out there. One I’m aware of is EO – another is Young Presidents. I also like the NYT blog “You’re the Boss.”

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