Zero to One: Notes on Startups ⎸4 Winning Tips

Zero to One: Notes on Startups ⎸4 Winning Tips

How do you determine your target market as a startup? Should you engage in head-to-head competition? Entrepreneur Peter Thiel offers advice on these and other startup matters in his book Zero to One: Notes on Startups. He shares strategies related to choosing a target market, dealing with competition, and building a monopoly. Continue reading for four startup tips from the book.

Startup Salaries: Why You Shouldn’t Overpay Your CEO

Startup Salaries: Why You Shouldn’t Overpay Your CEO

How much should startup employees be paid? What about the CEO? Is it better to reward employees with equity than with high salaries? In Zero to One, Peter Thiel addresses the issue of startup salaries. He explains that the CEO’s pay sets the bar for everyone else, so you must exercise caution. He also shares his advice regarding equity distribution from the outset. Here are some things to consider when setting your employees’ salaries.

Startup Culture: Lessons From Peter Thiel

Startup Culture: Lessons From Peter Thiel

What should a startup’s culture be like if you want to succeed? How do you build unity? What factors make people feel more connected? At PayPal, Peter Thiel fostered a team that was so close that people called them the “PayPal Mafia.” In Zero to One, Thiel shares his wisdom on how to cultivate a healthy and effective startup culture, drawing from the lessons he learned at PayPal. Keep reading to see how Thiel’s insights can benefit your startup.

Startup Organizational Structure: Your First Decisions

Startup Organizational Structure: Your First Decisions

What is the best organizational structure for a startup? Who should have equity and how much? Who should make the executive decisions? Structure impacts performance, so how you organize your business at the start is critical. Peter Thiel asserts that you must make the right decisions in three areas—equity, direction, and operation—to cultivate organizational alignment and growth. Here’s how to get your startup structure right at the start.

What Is Emotional Intelligence in Leadership?

What Is Emotional Intelligence in Leadership?

What is emotional intelligence in leadership? What four skills make up emotional intelligence? In their book, Primal Leadership, Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee explain that emotionally intelligent leaders have four specific skills. This differs slightly from the five skills Daniel Goleman lays out in his previous book, Emotional Intelligence. Here are the skills and microskills necessary to be an emotionally intelligent leader and a comparison to Goleman’s previous work.

How a Resonant Leadership Style Promotes Harmony

How a Resonant Leadership Style Promotes Harmony

What is a resonant leadership style? How do resonant leaders affect their teams? Daniel Goleman, a co-author of Primal Leadership, coined the term “resonant leadership.” This means that an emotionally intelligent leader is able to influence their team’s emotions and lead them to success. Here’s how the resonant leadership style works and why team harmony is so important.

Why the Lack of Emotional Intelligence Creates Discord

Why the Lack of Emotional Intelligence Creates Discord

What happens when leaders lack emotional intelligence? What effect can this have on their followers? Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to understand and manage your own emotions while also being able to understand and influence the emotions of others. The authors of Primal Leadership claim that emotional intelligence is the most important trait of a leader. Here’s what it looks like when leaders lack emotional intelligence.

Daniel Goleman’s 6 Leadership Styles, Explained

Daniel Goleman’s 6 Leadership Styles, Explained

What are Daniel Goleman’s six leadership styles? How can you use these styles to instill harmony in your team? Daniel Goleman is an author, lecturer, and psychologist who focuses on behavioral science and the brain. In his co-authored book Primal Leadership, Goleman goes over the six leadership styles that can create group harmony. Here’s an overview of each one of the six leadership styles.

How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence in 5 Steps

How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence in 5 Steps

Do you want to know how to improve emotional intelligence? How can you use self-directed learning to achieve this goal? Probably the most important trait a leader can have is emotional intelligence. It’s so important because a leader who is in tune with both her and her team member’s emotions can create a harmonious work environment—which leads to success. Here are the five steps you can take to improve your emotional intelligence level.

Primal Leadership: Book Advice for Group Leaders

Primal Leadership: Book Advice for Group Leaders

Are you trying to become an emotionally intelligent leader? How can you create an emotionally intelligent culture at your company? In the book Primal Leadership, Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee explain that emotional intelligence in groups and organizations creates a harmonious work environment. They share clear steps on how to transform your company from one of discord to one of resonance. Here’s the Primal Leadership book advice on how to create an emotionally intelligent group.