Tag Archives: Start Up

Qualities for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Are entrepreneurs born or made? This is a question endlessly debated in start-up circles.

As an employee, Angel and Venture investor, participant in social entrepreneurship, and teacher, I’ve seen 5 essential qualities in common for entrepreneurial leaders:

5 Essential Qualities for Entrepreneurial Leadership

In your own self assessment of whether you are an #entrepreneur, take stock of which of these 5 capabilities come naturally to you, and for those that don’t, develop a plan to systematically learn the others. #leadershipdevelopment #leadershipskills #leadershiptips

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Advice when Starting a Business

Worried about not knowing what to do?, how to do it?, or whether you’ll fail? … these concerns stop so many people from starting.

By Leo Babauta.

Recently I encouraged my 13-year-old daughter Maia to start a vegan cupcake business, and it’s so exciting to watch her get started. As I talked to her about starting, she had some worries: She didn’t know how. She didn’t know what kind of business to create.

Today, I’d like to share the lessons I’ve learned about starting a business, in hopes of encouraging you to get started making something you love.

My Advice for Starting a Business : zenhabits

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10 Reasons Saying No Can Increase Your Happiness

Before you raise your hand and volunteer to do something that you have no time or energy to do, read the 10 ways saying no can increase your happiness without making you selfish or unkind. #lifehack

During one of my talks about entrepreneurship and moving away from corporate life when I was speaking to a group of women with corporate jobs, one topic brought a unanimous nodding in the room.

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All Great Entrepreneurs Have This

There is one thing and one thing alone that every great entrepreneur absolutely must possess: courage.

And courage is very rare in our world.  Numerous surveys of the population at large have shown that, above everything else, most people value security.

Most people will tolerate just about anything–a bad marriage, an intrusive government, a horrible boss, a job that they hate–if only that thing can make them feel more secure.

It’s sad, really.

But entrepreneurs aren’t like that. #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship

Management skills don’t make an entrepreneur great. Neither does access to capital or innovative thinking. It’s something much more simple.

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