If you accept a position of responsibility you have to own it.
- If you sell a product, you have customers
- If you hire people, you have employees
- If you raise venture capital, you have investors
- If you make a profit, you have the Government
Even though starting your own company lets you be the boss, it does not mean you get to run away from responsibility. In fact, it amplifies it.
There will be bad news. You can’t hide it because it doesn’t go away. The people you’re responsible for deserve to hear it from you; directly and in person. It’s hard but it’s supposed to be. Some will understand but many will not. Bad news can be a shock and you’ll get the blame regardless.
Integrity isn’t defined by the good times.
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