I gladly share some of my favorite resources for CEOs, founders and their teams. Enjoy the ride! This page will be updated regularly. So stay tuned for more inspiration. If you have any questions or want help implementing, feel free to reach out at

From Founder to CEO

As a company scales, leaders grow and develop themselves to keep up with the needs of the business and its employees. First-time founders without much previous scaling experience transition from a founder to CEO mentality.

  • Scaling Stories: FFTC podcast offers over 400 founder interviews with over 200 hours of mistake, misconception and mishap stories from their journeys scaling their companies.
  • Vom Gründer zum CEO, Lerne zu führen und schaffe ein Unternehmen, das abhebt!", Dr. Dorothea von Wichert-Nick , 2021 Verlag Franz Vahlen München.
  • The Five Temptations of a CEO: a leadership book by Patrick Lencioni that explores the common pitfalls CEOs face. 
  • Bachelor Thesis (German)
    "Entrepreneurial Leadership in Startups" Führungsaufgaben und -prinzipien im Startup Prozess", Florina Hilber. This bachelor's thesis uses a model to show the changes in leadership tasks and principles in different development phases and is intended to help future startup founders prepare for evolving challenges in leadership. 
  • More coming soon!

Self Leadership

Self-leadership is the practice of intentionally influencing your thinking, feeling, and actions, toward your objectives. Leadership starts with knowing yourself.

  • How to Change - The Science of Getting of Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. Katy Milkman (Author). Milkman is a behavioral scientist and professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Fear Less, Face Not-Good-Enough to Replace Your Doubts, Achieve Your Goals, and Unlock Your Success: How To Win at Life without Losing Yourself. Dr. Pippa Grange (Author). 
  • More coming soon!


If a team is able to engage in constructive debate regarding crucial matters and subsequently stand by their decisions and standards, they will not shy away from holding each other responsible for the outcomes. This leads to a team that is highly efficient and productive, which is a rare and valuable competitive advantage for any organization.

  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni. This is one of my favorites and a classic.
  • Personality Test for Teams: Tilt Team Assessment. When stress happens, people can naturally slip into four subconscious fears. Prevent the underlying power dynamics of divisiveness with healthy debate. 
  • JUST READ: Death by Meeting  by Patrick Lencioni. The bestselling author shows how to breathe life into your meetings. Get ready to revolutionize your approach to meetings with this energizing guide!
  • Goal Setting: coming soon!

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