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Building an Entrepreneurial Growth Team & Culture

Last Updated: February 23, 2017

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buckley-video-thumbThe Building an Entrepreneurial Growth Team and Culture learning path is a combination of how to foster an individual and professional mindset of growth in your teams and in your culture. You’ll also learn how to integrate a consumer-centric growth model into your culture.

Buckley Barlow

Buckley Barlow

Founder, In The Know. Growth Advisor, Investor


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Drive, RSA Animate/Daniel Pink

Mindset at Google, Carol Dweck

Why It’s Time to Forget the Pecking Order at Work, Margaret Heffernan

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10 Principles of Organizational Culture, Jon Katzenbach, Carolin Oelschlegal, James Thomas

10 Principles of Organizational Culture, Jon Katzenbach, Carolin Oelschlegal, James Thomas

How often have you heard somebody — a new CEO, a journalist, a management consultant, a leadership guru, a fellow employee — talk about the urgent need to change the culture? They want to make it world-class. To dispense with all the nonsense and negativity that annoys employees and stops good intentions from growing into progress. To bring about an entirely different approach, starting immediately.

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People-Focused Engineering Culture, Photis Patriotis

People-Focused Engineering Culture, Photis Patriotis

“How are you hiring engineers? What can I do to hire someone with (XYZ) skill?” These are the types of questions I hear from virtually every new engineering manager or founder who is looking to make her first few hires. Surprisingly, it’s a lot rarer that I hear this question: “How can I set up an environment where the people that work on my team continuously grow and innovate?”

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Buckley Barlow, Do You Know The Most Important Question You Need To Answer Before You Try To Sell Anything?

Buckley Barlow, Do You Know The Most Important Question You Need To Answer Before You Try To Sell Anything?

As consumers, we don’t care what you do. Your business could be selling handcrafted jewelry for mothers-to-be, how-to guides for animal photographers, or an app that lets users control their coffee machines from their phones. That’s the what, and what you do is irrelevant right now. Consumers need to know — you need to know — why you do it. And if the only answer you can come up with is to make money, well, then, I probably can’t help you.

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Books & Ebooks

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The Growth Code: The Key to Unlocking Sustainable Growth in any Modern Business

The Growth Code: The Key to Unlocking Sustainable Growth in any Modern Business

The Growth Code was written for forward-thinking, growth-oriented organizations and teams that are committed to building, growing, and improving the digital leaders of tomorrow. It’s a handbook for anyone who wants relevant knowledge and training along with actionable ideas that can be quickly implemented to create a long-term, sustainable impact on growth in a company.

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

The primary obstacle is a conflict that’s built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically acclaimed bestseller Made to Stick. Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems—the rational mind and the emotional mind—that compete for control.

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Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success—but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals—personal and professional.

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Originals

Originals

Originals addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all?

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Team Leadership – The Kata of Lean Culture, Lawrence Miller

Team Leadership – The Kata of Lean Culture, Lawrence Miller

To succeed as a manager, entrepreneur, or executive, you must have the skills of team leadership. This course provides those skills. It provides the skills of facilitation, communication, problem solving, process improvement and managing human performance.

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Build a Virtual Web Design & SEO Team and Grow Your Business, Christine Maisel

Build a Virtual Web Design & SEO Team and Grow Your Business, Christine Maisel

“One thing I originally thought is you should take this course after you set up and start working. But I was dead wrong. You have to take this course right away because she helps you set the groundwork for your business before starting. So you can avoid lots of future troubles. Anybody starting out or even in business for a while in SEO and web design must take this course!!! This course is an absolute must.” – Azad Majeed

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Tools & Platforms

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SLACK

SLACK

Connect all the tools you use to Slack and avoid all that constant switching between apps. Set up your integration so that you get all your notifications directly within Slack—from support requests, code check-ins, and error logs to sales leads—all of them searchable in one central archive.

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DAPULSE

DAPULSE

A tool your team will actually use. No training needed, it just works. dapulse comes with built-in addiction, saves your team huge amounts of time on meetings and gets rid of painfully long email threads.

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TRELLO

TRELLO

Dive into the details by adding comments, attachments, and more directly to Trello cards. Collaborate on projects from beginning to end.

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