Tag Archives: leadership

Getting Comfortable Between ‘Yes’ and ‘No’: An Important Lesson for Startup CEOs

There are CEOs who say “yes” to nearly everything, those who prioritize and say “no” — and, of course, leaders who fall somewhere in between. In a post earlier today on Fast Company, I discuss the pros and cons of … Continue reading

Setting the ‘Leadership DNA’ of your Start-up: Five Lessons I’ve Learned

In a post earlier today on Fast Company, I discuss why the first five hires are so critical for all start-ups, and why that “leadership DNA” makes or breaks companies. Have a look below, and be sure to head over … Continue reading

Great Sales and Engineering Teams Share the Same DNA — For the Most Part

Last week, I welcomed Adam Aarons and Hector Aguilar to the Okta team and offered some thoughts, culled from my time as an engineer, on what constitutes a great engineering team. It was meant as a bit of advice (for … Continue reading