December 2019 Posts

The Scaleup Journey: Dealing with Founder-CEO Burnout

The Scaleup Journey: Dealing with Founder-CEO Burnout

Startups are taking longer these days to become successful scaleups, and one informal survey reveals that founder-CEOs are experiencing burnout at a disturbing rate. More to the point, it can be alarming to the board and employees — and extremely risky to morale and growth — when the CEO suddenly reveals that they are tapped out and are unable or unwilling to continue. What can CEOs and companies do to prevent burnout or minimize the risks to all concerned?