The entrepreneur's skills and qualities
Who is an Entrepreneur?
Allegedly it is clear: An entrepreneur is a person who takes a concept and works to realize it.
In practice, the definition is much broader. Almost all of us have ideas, but for many of us, the ideas remain a thought and a dialogue that we are unable to put into practice.
The difference lies in the characteristics, skills, knowledge, and experience that the entrepreneur has acquired throughout his life.
The corporate environment can encourage entrepreneurship and proactivity but can also suppress them. Organizations that wish to evolve and grow their employees should allow coming up with "crazy" innovative ideas, let people experience, and also welcome failures. All this is certainly true of educational institutions as well.
Entrepreneurial thinking is characterized by the ability to imagine a different reality, the ability to act to change what needs to be improved, our belief that we could make a difference. Entrepreneurs are people who not only complain about a given situation but act and change it. They see an opportunity in difficulty and are attentive to the environment to identify opportunities that'd lead them to success. An organization's proactive culture encourages and facilitates the development of innovative ideas.
The skills required for an entrepreneur are valuable life skills that each of our children should have to some extent to succeed in life and in the labor market.
Most of the capabilities required for entrepreneurship can be acquired. Children should learn them from an early age when they can adopt new abilities and behaviors relatively easily.
Students participating in our entrepreneurial program learn to understand the importance of entrepreneurial skills. Moreover, via theoretical and experiential learning, students internalize and adopt these qualities.
Among the skills of an entrepreneur you may find: a visionary and a focus on a purpose, determination and perseverance, courage to dare, daring to fail and try again, the ability to learn from mistakes, the desire to learn and grow, high self-esteem, belief in oneself, belief in one's own abilities, the ability to lead, optimism, practicality, the ability to plan, the ability to manage economically and stay within a budget, social and communication skills, oral and written communication skills, respect for others, attentiveness, the ability to be responsible and taking responsibility, patience, the ability and willingness to handle challenges, the ability to identify opportunities, willingness to acknowledge of others who think differently, creativity, the ability and willness to enjoy creating something, the ability to ask for help, the ability to manage yourself and others, the ability to take calculated risks, the ability to make the distinction between the wheat and the chaff, self-motivation, flexible thinking, realism, negotiation, ambition, self-discipline, work as a team, and the desire to make a change.
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