Learning to Get Help or to work with outsiders is one of the top two factors that account for success in maturing a start-up into a credible organization on track to long term growth and performance according to a plan.
Early-stage CEO’s at first often think it is a sign of weakness to need help and when they finally do experiment with getting help they often find it frustrating ultimately because they misuse those they enlist.
It helps to think in terms of five types of outside support presented here. The problem comes when those of one sort are asked and expected to perform in the role of another. The odds of success increase by using our framework to recruit, develop, and use outside help.