By John Hall
Every founder dreams of the day his or her startup experiences runaway success, but the reality of massive growth can be terrifying. Recently, my company experienced four of the best sales months we’ve ever had, and it seemed like we were hiring a new employee every week.
Most CEOs would’ve been breaking out the champagne, but I found myself overcome with stress. I feel a responsibility for all my employees, and when they’re overwhelmed with work, I tend to absorb some of that stress.
The pressure of leading a company can be isolating at times, but I’ve found that it helps to speak to other CEOs who are experiencing the same challenges. I make an effort to befriend co-leaders of companies that are in our industry. Hearing about their struggles helps me cope with stress by reminding me that I’m not alone. Read more…
Source: Mashable Business