The Startup Chat with Steli and Hiten on Smash Notes

The Startup Chat with Steli and Hiten podcast.

December 31, 2019

Unfiltered insights and actionable advice straight from the trenches of startup and business life. The show hosts, Steli Efti and Hiten Shah, are both serial entrepreneurs who have founded multi-million dollar SaaS startups. Being busy CEOs of fast-growing companies, they know the value of your time and make sure you get the most out of each 22 minute episode. Tune in for new episodes every Tuesday and Friday.



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Many businesses and managers fall into the trap of trying to controlling their teams and employees. On today’s episode we discuss why trying to exercise control is a bad move. We will explain what is actually at the heart of a need to control others and how to readjust your thinking.


We also revisit the topic of alignment, and how this subject of control is a direct response to alignment.


Here are today’s points:


The choices people make.

How free will interferes with control.

Why control is a bad idea.

Why control is source of anger and resentment.

What to do instead of “controlling.”

Control vs. Influence

How alignment is related to control.

How to identify controlling behavior in yourself.

Why you should always focus on the facts.

How to look for change, not control.


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As always, you can hit us up on Twitter @Steli or @hnshah, #thestartupchat.


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