Étienne Garbugli

Entrepreneur & Author of Lean B2B

On ‘dealing’ with initiative and passion

By Étienne Garbugli | February 22, 2012 | 0 Comment

To be successful as a leader, it’s important to be able to let go.

Ideas won’t always come from your mouth. Your ego might have to take a hit or two.

To fully leverage your team members’ varied skillsets and point-of-views, you have to be able to get out-of-the-way and let creativity run its course.

If you’re getting initiative from your team, it means you have passion. If you’re getting passion, it means you have commitment.

It’s a good thing. Once you get over the threatening unexpectability of it, you’ll realize that it’s a pretty good position to be in.

Trust your team, their passion and their initiative. If you’re ever uncomfortable, ask yourself:

What does that person’s initiative really take away from me?

Chances are, the answer is: nothing.


Étienne Garbugli

Etienne works at the intersection of Technology, Product Design and Marketing. He’s a three-time Startup Founder, a five-time entrepreneur, and a UX research expert. Etienne is also the Author of Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want. Lean B2B is a framework used by thousands of entrepreneurs & innovators to reduce the risk of their B2B ventures.


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