Cheque without check: IOA bloopers mar Asian Games felicitation ceremony

first_imgBy Aparajita Upadhyay New Delhi, Sep 23 (PTI) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) was left red-faced during Sunday’s felicitation ceremony to award cash prize to Asian Games medallists as the parent body got multiple names wrong on the cheques and even missed out on one. Around 15 medallists including compound archers Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Abhishek Verma were given just bouquets as their names were misprinted on cheques. The IOA awarded Rs 3 lakh, Rs 2 lakh and Rs 1 lakh respectively to the gold, silver and bronze medal winners in the team events. The individual medallists received Rs 5 lakh, Rs 3 lakh and Rs 2 lakh respectively.”I would like to apologise in advance for our mistake. The names of around 14-15 players have been printed incorrectly so we will give them a bouquet. But don’t worry, you will get your cash prizes. I didn’t want to give cheques with misspelt names,” President, IOA, Narinder Batra, said.In another embarrassing moment, the organisers forgot to mention the name of bronze medal winning wrestler Divya Kakran.It was only after Kakran’s parents raised the issue with Batra after the ceremony had ended that the president called Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore, who had almost left the venue, to announce the prize for Kakran.”They are saying her name is not on the list but we had given her name. I dont know what is happening,” Kakran’s mother told PTI.”There is always a first time. The players performed so well that we decided to award them with cash incentives. We will continue to give these cash awards in future be it the Olympics, Commonwealth Games or the Asian Games,” Secretary General, IOA, Rajeev Mehta told PTI.advertisement “The funds for these incentives will be provided by our sponsors,” he added. Several players were missing from the ceremony including gold medallists — javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and tennis players Rohan Bopana and Divij Sharan, wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat along with badminton medallists PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal.Indian athletes returned with the highest ever 69 medals from the Jakarta and Palembang Asian Games 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze.While awarding the players, Batra encouraged the medallist to aim for medals in the Olympics as well.”We should now target double digit medal in the Olympics. We are a country of a billion people, there is no dearth of support from ministry or Sports authority of India. We have to achieve this feat, there should be no compromise” he said. PTI APA KHSKHSlast_img read more

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a month agoInter Milan coach Conte: Why I’m holding back Alexis

first_imgInter Milan coach Conte: Why I’m holding back Alexisby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan manager Antonio Conte says Alexis Sanchez is not fit enough to make his first start for the club.The Chilean has made one brief substitute appearance since joining from Manchester United on loan this past summer.”For him it is worth the words I give for everyone else,” he said ahead of Wednesday’s home game against Lazio.”When I see ready players, they will be inserted [into the XI].”I have to work in the interest of Inter, not of individuals.” TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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TIFF UNCUT Documentaries are Sarah Polleys Favourite Medium

first_img Facebook Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Sarah Polley began her prolific career in film at an early age — the age of four, to be precise, when she first appeared in the holiday Disney film One Magic Christmas. Her later roles collaborating with directors like Atom Egoyan in The Sweet Hereafter, Terry Gilliam in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, and Doug Liman in Go showcased a fierce intelligence and emotional intuition that would later prove instrumental when she transitioned to working on the other side of the camera.In 2001, Polley attended the Director’s Lab at Norman Jewison’s renowned Canadian Film Centre. Her 2008 debut feature Away From Her, which she directed and adapted from Alice Munro’s New Yorker short story “The Bear Came Over the Mountain,” highlighted her strengths in rich characterization. Julie Christie, one of the film’s stars, got an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role, while Polley received her own nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2008 Academy Awards. Polley’s ensuing films, which include the 2011 romantic drama Take This Waltz and the 2012 documentary Stories We Tell, have cemented the filmmaker as one of Canada’s most adaptable auteurs. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With:last_img read more

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Robert Newman Officially Joins Readers Digest as Creative Director

first_imgThis new addition follows RD’s recent hire of Matthew Goldenberg as the GM of Readersdigest.com, which marked the company’s third digital exec hire since 2008.The Reader’s Digest Association also announced a series of new hires within recent months: coinciding with the departures of former RDA president/CEO Mary Berner and ex-president of North American Affinities Suzanne Grimes, RDA tapped Dan Lagani in the new role of president of North America and Paul Tomkins as CFO, succeeding Tom Williams, Berner’s replacement as RDA president. During his stint as consulting director, Newman designed the cover for the book Life: The Reader’s Digest version, and also directed the Reader’s Digest staff in the completion of RD’s iPad app.Newman is a former design director of Fortune, Real Simple, Entertainment Weekly and New York magazines; he led TV Guide’s recent redesign as well. Newman also serves as a consulting director for JCK Magazine, and currently resides on the board of the Society of Publication Designers. Robert Newman is now creative director with Reader’s Digest; he served as a consulting creative director with RD since December.last_img read more

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SELECTMEN NEWS Small Construction Project Slated For Yentile Farm Recreational Facility

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — At Monday night’s Selectmen Meeting, Town Engineer Paul Alunni updated the board and the public on a small construction project taking place at the Yetile Farm Recreational Facility over the next two weeks.“We received feedback from residents that live across from Main Street that soccer and lacrosse balls were frequently going into their yard,” explained Alunni.Alunni and his team explored several solutions, including extending the existing netting higher or relocating the existing poles/netting further back towards the street. Both of those solutions were problematic due to nearby high voltage transmission lines and a walkway next to the existing netting.The Town decided to leave the existing netting in place and construct new netting 20 feet behind the field. The height of the new net will be 35 feet above the field grade. The project is expected to be completed by the end of May.“It’s much needed and a good project for the park,” noted Alunni.The estimated cost of the project is $54,000. $44,000 will come from the remainder of the Yentile Farm account. The additional $10,000 will come from a gift account with monies that had been fundraised for the park.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON RECREATION: Concerts, Trips & Youth Programs Were Huge Hits This SummerIn “Community”Yentile Farm Update: On Time, On Budget, With New Features AddedIn “Government”Latest On Yentile Farm Recreational Facility — Read Meeting Recap, Watch Video, See More PhotosIn “Government”last_img read more

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Sharp 55 billion bailout plan likely to be decided by next weekend

first_imgA Japanese state-backed fund and Sharp’s lenders are likely to agree on a new rescue plan worth around 650 billion yen ($5.5 billion) for the struggling display maker by next weekend, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) is offering to invest 300 billion yen ($2.6 billion) in Sharp, while banks were expected to offer up to 350 billion yen in financing including 150 billion yen in a debt-to-equity swap, the sources with direct knowledge of the talks told Reuters.Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, also known as Foxconn, has offered 600 billion yen for Sharp but has not yet proposed any detailed restructuring plan for the company, the sources said, requesting anonymity because they were not authorised to talk to the media.last_img read more

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What Is Net Neutrality and How Can It Affect Your Business

first_img 3 min read Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. Q: What is net neutrality, and how can it affect my business?A: We enjoy an open network in which internet service providers (ISPs) distribute the information we send and receive on a neutral basis–meaning without preferential treatment. In this best-case-scenario environment, all internet traffic is treated equally.But this setup isn’t guaranteed, and it’s an issue that needs to be watched carefully, according to Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of reddit, the social news website powered by user-submitted content. We asked him about the importance of net neutrality in creating parity for all businesses.What would a non-neutral internet environment look like?An ISP could freely insist that social networks such as Facebook or a cloud service provider such as Amazon pay an additional fee in exchange for the ISP delivering their data faster. Facebook and Amazon could buy this preferential treatment, which would give them a huge advantage over their smaller and now slower-moving competition.But if they refused to meet the ISP’s financial “suggestion,” the service provider could–and I stress could–slow down access to those services, which to even the casual observer raises the specter of blackmail.How would that affect my small business?With net neutrality as we have now, you, the entrepreneur, have the opportunity to compete with anyone–and you have a chance to succeed–because anyone can access your website as easily as they can find the incumbents. If we lose net neutrality, a small-business owner will face a much smaller market. Worst-case scenario: Instead of being able to sell to anyone with an internet connection, fledgling entrepreneurs would find their customers limited to those who paid for the “internet package” that covers access to their particular website. It would be like your cable TV plan: The more you pay, the more channels you receive.The reason innovation thrives online today is that everyone has access to every channel equally.Don’t current laws guarantee net neutrality? No. Earlier this year, a lawsuit between the Federal Communications Commission and Verizon began when the broadband giant came up with a plan to sell metered internet packages to its customers. The FCC tried to block it based on net neutrality but lost that battle because it had imposed “common carrier” utilities regulations on broadband service providers. But those providers were never officially classified as utilities, so the court rejected it. The FCC said it plans to regroup and push net neutrality on the regulatory side.Who’s opposing net neutrality?Internet service providers who want to turn the internet into a tiered service. I liken it to having to pay more for the electricity going to your TV because you bought a Sony instead of a Samsung. This story appears in the June 2014 issue of . Subscribe » May 29, 2014 Listen Now How Success Happenslast_img read more

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Drivers who disobey traffic officers who arent police risk £1000 fines and

first_imgPunter found hiding in bushes Driver named following fatal collision Traffic officers at work They’re tasked mainly with keeping traffic flowing, but have jurisdiction to stop vehicles on most motorways and some A roads to divert traffic away from a crash. They are also allowed to pull you over over on safety grounds, for example if they think you’re carrying an load that’s not properly secured. Officers have the power to remove abandoned or damaged vehicles too, as well as support to cars that have broken down. Read MoreQuick hack to get up to £170 off your breakdown cover   That said, while they can shift your car out of the way – it’s generally only if you can’t arrange a recovery truck to attend within a reasonable time or if the vehicle has been left unattended, reports the Mirror. Traffic Officers also supply information for local travel reports and help clear debris from the roar. But while they can’t issue tickets themselves, failing to follow their direction is considered a punishable offence. And if you don’t pull over and switch off your engine when asked, that could leave you £1,000 worse off and with points on your licence after they pass the details along to the police. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailWe all know Highways England Traffic Officers aren’t real police, right? Their lights flash amber and not blue – but that doesn’t mean for one minute we can ignore them. And that’s because if you do ignore them you could still be landed with a hefty fine – £1,000 – points on your licence and even a driving ban. Mark Tongue, from Select Car Leasing , said: “Disobey them at your peril. If they see a driver behaving badly, which then in turn causes an accident, footage from CCTV cameras hidden inside their vehicles can be passed to police to secure a prosecution.” As things stand, Highways England Traffic Officers patrol motorways and A-roads, working alongside more traditional police. Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . Police search for missing womanlast_img read more

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The first ever Boeing 777200 aircraft touched dow

first_imgThe first ever Boeing 777-200 aircraft touched down at Luton Airport last Tuesday (March 23rd) following EL AL’s Israeli Airlines’ flight from Tel Aviv.Boosting seating capacity by almost 50 per cent, the carrier was persuaded to introduce the aircraft on its daily flights to Tel Aviv from Luton after it experienced unprecedented demand from passengers.EL AL chief executive officer in the UK and northern Europe Uri Danor said that airline is “proud” to be the first carrier to use a B777-200 at London Luton.”We are sure that it will also attract more business passengers to London Luton in the future,” he commented.El AL’s route between London and Tel Aviv has been in operation for almost a year and has so far accommodated more than 75,000 passengers.The B777-200 , with 282 seats, replaces the B767, which has a capacity of 192.Meanwhile, cheap flights carrier Blue Air commenced new flights to Romania from the airport last Sunday (March 28th).ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedTel Aviv route could encourage more Brits to book flights to BangkokTel Aviv route could encourage more Brits to book flights to BangkokThree new airlines in three months at London LutonLondon Luton has benefited from three airlines launching new flights from the airport in just three months.Wizz Air launches new Lviv flight from London LutonLuton Airport has announced that cheap flights carrier Wizz Air has launched a new flight to Lviv in Ukrainelast_img read more

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A rotating crop of fresh greens grows in one of th

first_imgA rotating crop of fresh greens grows in one of the greenhouses. After harvesting, the agriculture crew sells greens and other items from the garden at the farmer’s market at the Arcosanti Cafe. Fresh lettuce from the greenhouse are also available at the Cafe salad bar. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] March 2, 2005Agriculture department crew works in their new orchard next to the lake. February workshopper Ursula LeMaistre and Garden Manager Scott Dolan plant new apple trees. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] The apple orchard with the Arcosanti buildings in the background. [Photo & text: Yuki Y]Agriculture department crew works in their new orchard next to the lake. February workshopper Ursula LeMaistre and Garden Manager Scott Dolan plant new apple trees. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] A new crop of garlic grows in the garden. It will be ready to harvest in the middle of May. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] The apple orchard with the Arcosanti buildings in the background. [Photo & text: Yuki Y]last_img read more

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Rep Farrington votes for program to battle opioid abuse

first_img31Oct Rep. Farrington votes for program to battle opioid abuse Kalamazoo County study could have statewide importance Categories: Diana Farrington News,Newscenter_img State Rep. Diana Farrington today voted for legislation that establishes a pilot program to battle the opioid abuse epidemic that grips Michigan.Farrington, of Utica, voted for a $700,000 supplemental budget item to set up the program that will help develop a test that assists people with identifying if they have a tendency for addiction to opioids and other painkillers.“The abuse of prescription painkillers is out of control, not just in Michigan but nationwide, and we must take every opportunity to shut down this epidemic that is tearing so many families apart,” Farrington said. “The results obtained from the Kalamazoo County study would allow prescriptions to have the most benefit while also curtailing opioid abuse and overdoses statewide.”The program will test Medicaid recipients for indicators of a high risk toward dependency on painkillers, which will enable doctors to prescribe other medications that may not lead to abuse or overdose.The bill now goes to the governor for consideration.#####The legislation is Senate Bill 253.last_img read more

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The BBC is due to launch a discovery app called BB

first_imgThe BBC is due to launch a discovery app called BBC+ in the coming months, as it moves forwards with its content personalisation plans.In a progress report that comes a year after BBC director general Tony Hall outlined his vision for a more personal BBC, the corporation said that the new BBC+ mobile app will help viewers to discover collections of content from across the BBC.The corporation will also roll out a new BBC Identity (ID) system that it said will be “more robust and even more secure” than the existing one, and will offer viewers personalised experiences on whatever devices they are using.Meanwhile, a new ‘privacy hub’ area on the BBC will explain the broadcaster’s approach to data and privacy.The BBC’s director of homepage and myBBC, Phil Fearnley, said that in the last year 6.4 million people have signed in to the BBC, with over a third coming back to the BBC on a monthly basis to benefit from “personalised signed-in experiences”.Some 1.6 billion BBC programmes have been recommended to viewers based on what they’ve previously listened to or watched, 1.4 billion personalised alerts have been sent via the BBC Sport app, and in the last three months alone 1.7 million people have personalised the myNews section on the BBC News app and website, according to Fearnley.The myBBC progress report also revealed that the personalisation tools are also helping the BBC when it comes to commissioning programmes.“How audiences are engaging can be useful in informing commissioning decisions such as what further programming would help people delve a little deeper into that subject,” according to the report.Last year Tony Hall said that “the internet age strengthens the case for the BBC” and that the corporation planned to introduce a raft of new features, including better recommendation and personalisation tools.“We face much greater competition for ideas and talent [today]. BBC services won’t be as prominent in an on-demand world. And younger audiences are using linear channels less than their parents,” said Hall at the time. “There’s real jeopardy here. If the BBC doesn’t address these challenges, we could become irrelevant. But I’m confident that we can deal with them, precisely because each of those challenges is also a huge opportunity.”last_img read more

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Emad Morcos Middle East pay TV operator OSN has na

first_imgEmad MorcosMiddle East pay TV operator OSN has named Emad Morcos to the new position of chief content officer.Morcos will be responsible for driving OSN’s consolidated content strategy and is also mandated with the acquisition of programming rights across all OSN platforms.He was previously senior vice-president, media partners and digital at OSN. He has been part of the group’s senior management team since 2007 and was responsible for the launch of digital platforms OSN Play and Go. He also led the acquisition of channel provider Pehla, which enabled OSN to target the sizeable Filipino migrant community in the Gulf.Morcos will report to OSN CEO David Butorac.Butorac said: “The differentiating strength of OSN is its extensive portfolio of exclusive and premium content tailored for all our platforms including linear TV, OSN Play and Go online TV. Emad brings strong industry insights and experience that will enable us to continue to build on our leadership position. Emad’s new role will mean consolidation of content across platforms which is key to our success going forward.”Morcos said: “Today’s audiences are discerning about how and what they view. They demand the newest content at the same minute as global audiences. This calls for a comprehensive world-view on our content strategy for all our platforms to add sustained value for our subscribers. We will continue to focus on building global partnerships with the world’s premier content and channel providers, alongside an emphasis on local content creation to maintain our cutting edge as the premier provider of world-class entertainment.”last_img read more

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A significant rise in replacement demand for fla

first_imgA “significant rise” in replacement demand for flat panel TVs will help boost the overall flat panel display market next year, according to IHS Markit.LG’s UHD, OLED W-Series Wallpaper TV at CES 2017The research firm said that global demand for flat panel displays by area is forecast to grow 7.2% year-on-year in 2018 to 210 million square meters – the biggest annual growth since 2014.The anticipated gains were attributed in part to increasing adoption of bezel-less organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays in smartphones and a pick-up in TV sales.“A consumer’s TV replacement cycle is usually about 10 years. A hike in replacement demand for the next few years is expected,” said Ricky Park, director at IHS Markit.The report said that a rise in TV replacement demand follows the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in the late 2000s, which spurred TV sales growth of between 10-21% in 2009 and 2010.IHS also anticipated higher demand for new and larger TVs ahead of next year’s PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in February and the FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Russia in June.“Panel sales in even years when major world sports events were held had grown at a faster rate than in odd years,” said Park.IHS Markit said that a drop in flat panel prices is also expected to bolster demand for larger display products and projects grow in the supply of ‘super large’ TV panels, including 65- and 75-inch products.last_img read more

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Hulu has acquired the syndicated game show Jeopard

first_imgHulu has acquired the syndicated game show Jeopardy!, which made its debut on the streamer this week.For the premiere, Hulu curated some of Jeopardy’s flagship special events, which featured some of the show’s fan-favourite contestants from its 35-year history.The game show holds the Guinness World Records title for the most Emmy Awards won by a TV game show. At current time, the title has gained 34 Emmy Awards.Jeopardy! is produced by Sony Pictures Television and is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Television International.The deal looks to reinforce Hulu’s efforts to grow its library with premium programming from across all genres.“The series is among the top five broadcast programs on Hulu’s TV service (non-news, non-sports) and joins thousands of episodes of popular competition and unscripted programming currently available,” said Hulu in a statement.last_img read more

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AS and from Monday July 22 and for all future matc

first_imgAS and from Monday July 22 and for all future matches St.Helens R.F.C. will be operating a road closure on Peasley Cross Lane.This will operate prior to the end of the match and will last for a period of 20/25 minutes or until the bulk of pedestrian traffic has cleared from the road.Warning signs will be placed on the roundabout at Parr Street and at the Traffic Light Junction with Sherdley Road.Peasley Cross Lane will be closed from the North Side of Hunter Street and from the South side of the Retail Park opposite Hardshaw Brook Depot.No traffic will be allowed to move between these two points and traffic will not be allowed to stop and park between these two points.last_img read more

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Travis Kalanicks Profound Apology Is a Cautionary Lesson for Young Founders

first_img March 3, 2017 David Schonthal and Brooke Vuckovic Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. –shares Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Emotional Intelligence The Uber CEO’s public angst about berating a driver and confronting sexual harassment allegations reveals the need to grow in personal skills as well as business skills. Guest Writer Travis Kalanick’s ‘Profound Apology’ Is a Cautionary Lesson for Young Founders Register Now » The “profound apology” issued by Uber founder and CEO Travis Kalanick that he must “fundamentally change as a leader and grow up,” in response to a video showing him berating a driver that went viral, underscores how the pressures of a high-growth startup can undermine leadership development when and where it’s needed most.In his apology, posted on the Uber site, Kalanick admitted, “This is the first time I’ve been willing to admit that I need leadership help and I intend to get it.” For Kalanick, who has also faced criticism for the culture at his company after sexual harassment allegations went public in a blog by a former employee, this is a crucial admission. The serial entrepreneur, who founded file sharing startup Red Swoosh in his early 20s and Uber in his early 30s, shows the importance of entrepreneurs developing holistically — vertically into self-awareness and self-management, as well as horizontally across the skills needed to run a business.Kalanick’s statement that, “My job as your leader is to lead…and that starts with behaving in a way that makes us all proud,” is also a cautionary tale for entrepreneurs who don’t put sufficient emphasis on personal and leadership development.As our work with young entrepreneurs shows, capturing the investors’ interest takes more than just a great idea or even good results. Founders who exhibit self-awareness, leadership ability and agility, and who can grow along with their company, will be more likely to go the distance. The intensity and pace of launching and scaling a high-growth startup are so great, young founders, in particular, must pay attention to the amplifying effects of speed on their leadership. Entrepreneurs who develop holistically establish the foundation for building the necessary confidence to manage complex relationships, competing priorities, and fast-paced decisions.While it’s common for young entrepreneurs to have mentors, many of whom are experienced entrepreneurs and investors, much of the feedback from these sources is focused on the functional elements of business-building (product development, marketing, design, finance etc.). What’s far less common is thoughtful guidance on how these founders successfully evolve into leaders — and how their “executive DNA” may positively or negatively impact the success of their early ventures.No matter how good the idea or convincing the business model, a startup rises and falls on the leader’s capacity to develop and grow alongside the business. There are three dimensions of awareness that deepen a young founders EQ.Related: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Says He Needs to ‘Grow Up’ After Video of Argument With a Driver ReleasedAwareness One: Strengths, Weaknesses and DerailersWithout self-awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses, it becomes difficult if not impossible to build a team with complementary skills and expertise. To gain this awareness, young founders need to reflect on the key strengths essential to the team and to the success of the business. They also should know when to rely on others’ strengths and perspectives.The temptation among many organizations, including startups, is for leaders to gravitate toward those who are “same as me.” But as research has found, homogeneity can stifle creativity and hold back the organization. A team that is diverse in terms of gender, race and ethnicity, as well as experience, thinking styles, and background is better equipped to tackle problems and bring to bear insights that create breakthrough innovations. One cannot do this without a high degree of self-awareness.Related: 3 Lessons Every CEO Can Learn From Travis Kalanick’s Emotional Meeting With Uber’s Female EngineersAwareness Two: Orientation to ConflictWithout understanding their orientation to conflict, founders will struggle to manage difficult or disappointing conversations. Key reflections here are how they manage interpersonal conflict with others, and how they manage operational conflicts among competing priorities and commitments.For founding leaders of startups, there’s no avoiding bad news, disappointing results, tough feedback, and making hard decisions that leave others unhappy. A “softer” version of conflict comes into play internally as the young founder struggles with when and how to say no. The leader who learns the art of a “positive no” is more apt to maintain a laser focus on priorities in the business and in their personal productivity. They will also avoid the classic trap of becoming over-committed and yielding anemic results across the board; unable to prioritize and delegate authority to others, particularly as the company grows.Related: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Launches Investigation Into Sexual Harassment ClaimsAwareness Three: Your Values and PurposeThough last on this list, knowing one’s values is perhaps the most important awareness  founders must have, as their personal values establish their startup’s culture. Key questions here are what do you stand for, and why does this venture exist?Much like the process of product development, developing one’s identity as a leader is an iterative, others-focused process that involves trial and error. However, the leader’s identity and toolkit are often developed at warp speed  as their business begins to scale. Without a clear sense of one’s values and purpose, founders are less likely to project the optimism and confidence demanded of them, and are more likely to become over-invested in their image, less open to learning, and less clear about their goals.In the corporate world, leaders typically gain these three dimensions of awareness as they build a sense of self over time, through training, experience, and classic management relationships. But high-growth startups are a “heat inducing laboratory” in which young founders are thrust into high-stakes leadership roles quickly, and sometimes prematurely, as the business scales and the team grows. This makes foundational coaching and interpersonal development more important early on, even before a startup is launched.   In this respect, founder-leader fit is a close second to product-market fit.For many young founders, the first taste of executive leadership accompanies the excitement and pressure of a startup launch. For those who grow both horizontally across business functions and vertically in leadership maturity and skill, success may be more likely, and certainly more satisfying. Chances are, they’ll never have to apologize publicly for a lack of leadership maturity as Kalanick just did. 6 min read Faculty at Kellogg School of Management Next Article Image credit: Bloomberg | Getty Images Add to Queuelast_img read more

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