Overcoming Co-Founder Conflict

A Solid Foundation for Founding Teams

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Reboot
Apr 18, 2016 · 2 min read

The relationship between co-founders can make or break or startup. This isn’t a gut feeling or intuition:

65% of startups fail due to co-founder conflict.*

Conflict can take many forms: disagreements over equity, resentment that a team member isn’t pulling their weight, feedback that feels hurtful, the list goes on ad infinitum.

There is no immunity to conflict. The healthiest and most high-functioning do not run from conflict, they embrace it.

A team that moves through conflict has done their homework, investing time, energy and resources in setting groundwork for their relationship. If you want a strong structure, you begin by building a solid foundation.

We understand that most young companies are working with very limited resources. We also believe that the earlier a team can invest in solid footing for their relationship, the better their chance for success.

The team at Reboot has compiled a complimentary self-guided 5-day course for co-founders called The Co-Founder Reboot. The course is comprised of materials we use with teams in our coaching sessions and at our bootcamps. We hope that it will be as transformative and useful to your team as it has been for so many of our clients.

*Source: Noam Wasserman, Harvard Business School

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In work is the possibility of the full realization of human potential. Work does not have to destroy us. Work can be the way we achieve our fullest self.

Reboot: Leadership & Resiliency

Reboot is about work. We believe that in work is the possibility of the full realization of human potential. Work does not have to destroy us. Work can be the way we achieve our fullest self.

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