Entrepreneurial mindsets are directly linked with modern leadership and innovation. These three topics are so connected that it would be a tragedy to not provide resources and information to help develop these important skills. They primarily effect small businesses and business people but an entrepreneurial ideology can be of benefit to almost all leaders.
I’ve been around many entrepreneur types in my life and they are quite similar in personality and demeanor, not in a negative sense but they have strong depth of character and great ideals which drive the creativity and innovation of the entrepreneurial mindset. Often I find myself in conversation with leaders on whether this ideal is beneficial for leading large businesses or organizations and despite many believing to the contrary, I’ve found that people who find the greatest success in their endeavors employ this strategy.
Which qualities identify with an entrepreneurial mindset?There are particular values which define these individuals and although the entrepreneur primarily outworks themselves in the business world, i’ve also seen these people in NGO’s and larger not-for-profit organizations flourish with new ideas and better ways of doing things. Indeed even in Universities and the education sector this particular quality is sought after as it enables a new kind of leading.
The entrepreneur doesn’t have to be brilliantly talented at everything, but they choose to learn new abilities and have a broad spectrum of learnt skills. The innate nature of this individual and mindset is that it engages and is interested in many different vocations. They are never limited by one type of job, they are not boring mindless office workers and definitely not put off by others telling them they can’t do something.
An eclectic ability makes the entrepreneur mindset diverse and these people love to consume new knowledge from others. Often they are really great conversationalists as they are legitimately interested in learning new ability from others experiences.
This is very often actualized with entrepreneurial thinking as they have often been related as two similar subjects. If you’re interested in these two subjects then I would strongly recommend reading Peter F. Druckers Innovation and Entrepreneurshipas it brings a lot of excellent thinking together.
When people think innovatively they engage a world in a way that hasn’t been thought of before. It’s a dangerous thing as innovation isn’t always met with acceptance and praise, but for the entrepreneur it is the lens glass that they see the world through. For more information on innovation they check out our creative innovation center.
This is my own little vice that I wanted to add to the conversation over the mindset of an entrepreneur, it may seem odd but often these people persevere through all the hardships and difficulties and due to this perseverance they come out on top (eventually). Many innovative entrepreneurs will fail at the first step and give up without engaging truly in this creative world.
The will and ambition to keep going strong is what drives these people and mindset as they know that eventually they will find the great business idea or the ‘next new thing’ and find purpose through this process again. If you’re unwilling to fail a few times then you haven’t properly accepted this lifestyle correctly.
We will be building new resources into this section in the coming months but if you’d like to know more about the entrepreneurial mindset then read through our innovation center.