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Learn the play-by-play system to help your team develop their own customized career growth plans
The gap analysis tool helps managers work with their directs on a professional development plan.
This exercise is a tool that helps employees:
→ Map where they are and where they want to go, then
→ Identify the gaps they need to work on to get there.
Who this playbook is for:
- Startup founders and operators
- People leaders scaling startup teams
- Employees at growing startups
✔️ How to introduce professional development at your startup in a lean, lightweight way (even if it doesn't exist there yet)
✔️ How to avoid unwanted employee churn caused by a lack of "upward mobility"
✔️ The 3 critical sections of the gap analysis exercise and how to complete each one
✔️ How to empower employees to take ownership over their own professional growth with this easy-to-use tool
✔️ To re-program how you think about professional development plans in a startup environment
✔️ 5 Pro Tips to get the most out of the Gap Analysis Exercise
✔️ How to identify and define core improvement areas
✔️ To streamline and scale the career-pathing process with your teams
✔️ How to show you care and boost employee morale
✔️ The biggest problem with career growth planning at startups and how to get past it
✔️ How to set the right expectations about promotions (and have the convo that they aren't ready for one yet) without destroying morale
🎁 BONUS: Get my Gap Analysis Exercise Template
What founders I’ve worked with say:
“Jake sees how to make a process better, playbooks every step of the way in crisp-clear steps, and scales it out to the operation at large.” - Blaine Light, Co-Founder & COO at Qwick, Former Ops at Uber
"Working with Jake was brilliant. He helped me settle and gain confidence in my new role as COO from a technical background, as well as giving me helpful strategic advice on day-to-day operations." - Elias Benussi, Co-Founder & COO at Kouo (Techstars ‘22)
"Jake is by far one of the best advisors and mentors that I have worked with. His expertise in growing startups and tackling all of the intricate problems is invaluable.” - Tyler Morgan, Co-Founder & CEO of Upkid (Techstars ‘21)
"Jake’s marketplace expertise and practical advice have been important for an early stage company like ours to design and learn from experiments, find our product-market fit, and strategize marketing and growth. I appreciate a lot that I always take away clear action plans from our conversations." - Jen Liang, Co-Founder at Haulsale (Techstars ‘22)
You'll get access to:
- Full Playbook in PDF format
- Gap Analysis Exercise Template in PowerPoint format
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