During the early days of my first startup I stumbled upon a huge liability that was killing us quickly — me.
What's funny is no one else needed to have this discovery. The rest of the organization had figured out long ago that I was immature, combative, prone to anxious tirades, and generally a pain in the ass to work with.
And looking back, I'm probably being kind.
As a Founder (and CEO), every single one of those idiosyncrasies becomes amplified a hundred-fold because my liabilities to the organization become rooted in every decision we make, every interaction we have, and the entire morale of the company.
If we don't exercise some serious self realization — and do it quickly — we may be creating one of the biggest hurdles our organiza...