While every founder is different, one thing they all have in common is big, distinctive personalities.
Here are 3 archetypes of founders. Have you worked with any of them?
☑️ Dreamer: Can see the future well past most others.
What they love: To have their big picture broken down into chunks.
What they hate: Expecting them to have all the answers and waiting for them to tell you what to do.
☑️ Pragmatist: Wants to build, sell, and move on to the next big thing.
What they love: Practical value, high energy execution on defined projects.
What they hate: Open loops, drawn-out projects, and relationships.
☑️ Reformer: Wants to correct wrongs, change the system, influence others, and leave a lasting legacy.
What they love: Logical, data-driven strategies combined with creative ways to cause a ripple effect.
What they hate: Unstructured presentations or strategies unsubstantiated by data.
What these founders have in common is a unique vision for the future.
It’s always a fun adventure to figure out what kind of founder I am working with.
Do you work with any of these types of founders? What are some other archetypes?