What We Can Learn From Uber

((305)) gets that #startuplife and knows what it entails to run a scrappy and thriving business. When it comes to staffing, seeking funding, securing new locations, etc. it’s all about being ready to rise to the changes and continuously evolve.

So we most def keep a pulse on what's going on in the start up scene.

As NY Mag reports, in the latest shake up to the startup industry, Travis Kalanick has resigned as CEO of Uber.

This comes after many tumultuous months of news stories from the popular ride-share app, including ousted leadership, toxic & misogynistic bro culture, mistreatment of their own drivers, numerous lawsuits, etc.

Kalanick has also had his own share of personal troubles, including the sudden passing of his mother and his affiliation with Trump’s technology council, which led to the #DeleteUber boycott.

The challenges of running a company on the verge of maturity are very different, and Kalanick was often slow, or unwilling, to adjust his thinking to his company’s new reality.

As this huge transition at Uber develops, there have already been discussions about who could possibly take his place as CEO. There are some key #girlboss contenders rumored to step up and lead including, Arianna Huffington, who joined the Board of Directors in 2016, and Sheryl Sandberg, current COO at Facebook, though it doesn’t seem like she’s looking to make that transition.

Half of the company’s skyrocketing revenue comes from people who drive full time, but it remains insistent on denying them even the most basic protections afforded to full-time workers at any other company. When you suddenly employ thousands, none of whom are as invested in the company’s success as you (literally or figuratively), a leader’s concerns have to expand.

His resignation shows the world, and women specifically, lessons on how we think about fairness in the workplace, what behaviors we will and won’t tolerate, and how you truly reap what you sow when developing a fruitful or futile work culture:

  1. LISTEN to your employees and your clients

  2. Evolve and grow to the needs of your consumers

  3. Foster a healthy work culture where people feel empowered

  4. Emotional intelligence and sound decision making strengthen you as a leader

  5. Stay in tune with your industry and keep pushing forward