38 minutes | Jun 30, 2021

Can You Change People?

In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about changing a person’s personality (or the attempt to do so). It’s one of the factors founders cannot control and it’s silly to keep telling the same person what they should be doing more than once. It’s a waste of energy, a waste of time, and definitely a lost cause. Put your time and effort into someone else!Sign up for the Startups Newsletterhttps://www.startups.com/newsletterResources: Startup Therapy Podcast https://www.startups.com/begin Join our Network of Top Founders  Send an email to therapy@startups.com  What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 00:22 Trying to enforce behavioral change in your people 04:32 Them being a jerk is just reflection of our bad leadership  08:40 Skills: the things you can do, Personality: the things you can’t do 11:59 We keep thinking that we are the solution to the problem 16:54 Set an environment with a healthy culture people can mimic 20:56 Do not allow performance to outweigh the emotional wellbeing of the business 23:03 What would the problem look like if the person isn’t making it worse? 27:49 You shouldn’t be telling people to work harder 33:39 Ask yourself: Am I parenting or managing? 36:35 Personality issues are some of the problems founders can’t control
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