Will a Body Count Be Part of Your Founder Story?

Founders tend to be impatient people. They have ideas, but they realize that it’s the execution of their ideas that matters. Most have high expectations around execution. They manage others with a focus on getting things done quickly. Their impatience can be a superpower, but it can also have unintended consequences.

Focusing exclusively on rapid execution at all costs can be a slippery slope. That type of management gets results, but at a cost. People burn out. The company’s culture can turn toxic. The business churns through people. The body count rises.

If you’re a founder, consider: Do you want a high body count to be part of your legacy? Does your current management style align with the legacy you want to leave behind you?