Ever wonder why one of the smartest people in your team is staying silent in a meeting on a subject they know about? Or why someone else just doesn’t seem to want to stop talking? The answer lies on the Introversion Extroversion scale. Understanding the differences between these two can really help team dynamics - even more so now most of us are working remote and interacting on Zoom. In fact, helping your team to simply

weare3sixty and Tech Nation have today announced that monthly FounderCircles from weare3Sixty will become part of the Applied AI programme and the FinTech programme this winter. The FounderCircles, which will be facilitated by weare3sixty entrepreneur-focused coaches, are designed to give founders the skills and peer-support required for the rollercoaster ride of running and scaling a startup. Despite the often-glamorised image of entrepreneurship, the reality is very different. In fact, eight out of ten founders often feeling

What can founders learn from athletes when it comes to getting in the zone to perform under pressure? How important is recovery to performing at our best? Why is it bad that we forget to celebrate the wins? And what can we learn from the world's most effective teams that inspires our teams to want to do their very best? These questions and many more were explored with Olympian and World Champion rower Alex Partridge

With over 70% of founders saying running a business has affected their physical or mental health, and 68% struggling with regular sleep problems, it comes as no surprise that running a startup is tough. As founders, every single day we choose an amplified lifestyle: high stakes, and the chance to create something great

Is it me or are our thoughts just a little bit harder to tame these days? It seems a lot of our founders feel this at the moment. You know the drill… you’re trying to sleep, but your brain has decided “let’s do just one more rehearsal of the [pitch / meeting / awkward conversation – delete as appropriate]”. Or you’re trying to focus on something, but the brain is hijacking you saying, “let’s worry a little

As entrepreneurs, there often seems to be some unwritten rule that we should be ‘giving our best’ all the time. That we should be filling every minute with tasks… with ‘output’. But the question is, are you filling it with the right tasks? The ones that are the priority, and that will push your business forward?    Written by our cognitive scientist Maria Lehl What is it you’re working hard on? Often we’re working towards major deadlines, but

This is part 3 of our series to survive the startup team turbulence of the COVID-19 public crisis - we hope it goes just a little way to help us all get through the next few weeks. Part 1 on founder survival is here, part 2 on spotting sign of stress in your team is here. The most effective startup leaders take an individualised approach to team leadership. By watching, learning and coaching each team member it

  In turbulent times, it can be tough enough to manage your own stress as an entrepreneur and startup leader (see your tips here in part 1), but being present and supportive with your team is what will really get you through these tough times as a business; and build effective team relationships in the long-run too. Keep an eye out for overwhelm In these unprecedented times, it is impossible for work commitments and life commitments not to

How are you shoring up? At a time when everything feels disrupted and unsettled, it’s so important we take a moment to ask each other that, and make the time to listen to the real answer. For the good of ourselves, our teams, and our businesses. Put YOUR oxygen mask on first… In these strange times we have to increasingly isolate ourselves, yet this is when we need our communities the most. In the weeks ahead we will need to

  Whether you buy into resolutions or not (I don’t, I prefer reflections and refocusing) it’s likely that January unearthed something you wanted to change or improve upon. As entrepreneurs we forever see opportunities for optimisation and our personal development certainly falls into that camp too – whether it’s sleeping more, eating healthier, getting to the gym, or snapping at your team less. But as we slide into a blustery February the gap between want and