Starting a business with your best friend: Questions related to leadership and teamwork

About to start a business with your best friend? It's really important that you do your due diligence and ask the right questions in this situation. Neglecting to ask the right, and sometimes hard, questions can have unfortunate consequences. Below are 13 questions worth considering, all related to leadership and teamwork.


Leadership and teamwork questions


  • How would you describe your working style?
  • Do you enjoy taking on a leadership role?
  • How would you describe your leadership style?
  • Do you prefer to work autonomously or in a team?
  • Are you used to delegating?
  • Are you hands-on?
  • What traits do people that you work well with display?
  • What traits do people that you clash with display?
  • How do you deal with conflict resolution?
  • How do you usually handle terminations?
  • How would you handle multiple layoffs at once?
  • Are you used to making decisions without the input of others, or do you usually gather consensus from everyone involved?
  • Will both partners have equal decision making power? If so, how will you ensure that all decisions are unanimous and any potential conflicts resolved before moving forward?

...66 more questions to ask

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Starting a business with your best friend: Questions related to leadership and teamwork