Fight with Founder?

Fight with Founder?

800 371 Kamal Karanth

If you have a ‘fight’ or a major difference of opinion with the ‘Founders’ you work for, what could be the likely consequence? The first time I had a major argument with my founder I felt I may need to quit the next day. Founders are unique personalities, their passion, vision attracts us to them while they interview us. But, they can also instil a sense of insecurity when we work with them. If you are ‘opinionated’ types should that make you an unlikely fit in an entrepreneurial setting? Depends on theĀ founder or U? The question is, how to deal with founders with whom you may land up in precipitating situations? I always felt the best approach is to negotiate with them as it allows things to go forward with them. The founders I worked with allowed dissent, they mostly held their ground but also allowed the ideas they did not like when pursued relentlessly. When I look back now, I can see 2 reasons why those difficult situations passed without me or some of my peers having to leave. 1. The fighting employee was taking responsibility for his/her decision 2. We negotiated than complaining or threating to quit Founders always have a bias for accountability and action. A stronger personality may actually be the best fit! You don’t think so?

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