The startups that successfully scale in our portfolio consistently invest in leadership development. It's probably the most impactful thing you can do as a CEO.
The problem with most generic leadership training programs is that large companies are so different from startups. That's why I was very pleased to hear that my friend Jenny Jung has started MindTheLeader, a program run exclusively by coaches and professionals with operating experience in startups.
MindTheLeader is running its first program focused on HR & People Operations professionals, offering a six month leadership training group with peer coaching, guided introspective work, and case studies. This will be a serious, senior group that comes together not just for the program but is designed to be a lasting network of peers.
Kick off is in Berlin on June 29. You can apply here before May 31 (I've heard they're almost full). We're recommending this to all our portfolio companies with more than 50 employees.