“With some questions, you just can’t go anywhere for answers…”
Yesterday I had one of these conversations again with a SaaS CEO in my network…
…How to answer those questions you can’t take to your leadership team because it’s too sensitive. But taking them to your investors isn’t an option either because it will make you look weak….
I can’t count the times CEOs have told me how lonely their job can feel.
“I felt so vulnerable in our board meeting last Tuesday…”
“I’ve never stressed so much about our runway as the last quarter…”
“Having to take that unpopular decision this week emotionally drained me…”
“I felt so insecure having to take this decision while everyone believes I’m wrong…”
Yes, being the CEO of a SaaS business can feel incredibly lonely. So what do you do?
Some read books
Some talk to friends
Some just deal with it internally
All good – but how do you deal with the things you don’t know?
How do you avoid bias or complacency?
How do you avoid making the mistakes others have painfully made?
How do you ensure you keep up with the speed and expectations?
These were precisely the questions that sparked the idea for the Tech-Entrepreneur on a Mission Tribe back in February 2020.
At its core, it’s a Mastermind program for B2B SaaS CEOs.
Its power: Being amongst like-minded peers who are also on a journey to create meaningful change.
People who realize they don’t have all the answers – and that that’s OK. And that leveraging the experience of ‘people-like-them’ can make all the difference.
The power is in the brain trust that develops, having a safe place where you take off the ‘armor’ and get genuine feedback about the things you need to hear (not what you want to hear)