In a few recent posts I talked about challenges growing an engineering startup team. The first one was about the timing of new processes and what are the right hires for early stages of a startup. The more recent one was about keeping sight of your 1 year plan and not drowning in daily firefights.
They both talked about the what to focus on, but not about the how to achieve it. There is one soft-skill that stands out as the biggest helper in this regard. It is learning to communicate well.