founder's syndrome

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founder's syndrome

A condition whereby very successful creators of a company gain an exaggerated sense of their own value. In such cases, their conceit can wind up harming the very organization they built from the ground up.
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I don't want to fall victim to "founder syndrome" and become unable, or reluctant, to step back.
Then in the next three chapters she addresses specific types and aspects of bullying, such as being a target, pair-bullying and founder syndrome, and institutional bullying.