‘Drive like a Real Entrepreneur’ is the title of my new book which was launched recently. You can purchase the book by visiting my shop here.
In the book, there are specific comments on the characteristics of being an entrepreneur, together with up-to-date, practical and useful management tools and techniques for entrepreneurs. In my last few blogs, I have shared with you a couple of these tools, as a sample of what you can find in my new book. I hope these were helpful for many of you, existing and aspiring entrepreneurs!
I am changing tack and am going to be asking some leading questions and giving you my answer – you may not agree but it is good to have a view…..
Are entrepreneurs employable?
Answer: Yes and No
The reason this is not a definitive reply is because it depends on the job or role.
Yes In certain circumstances, they are definitely employable. This would be when they are; • performing a role under pressure • dealing with customers and explaining the delivery and processes required • ensuring that the organisation lives and breathes legendary service • leading a team • creating something new and vibrant • managing change
No They are unemployable if the role; • is routine • does not involve dealing with people • has few challenges • constrains their ability to forge ahead • is limited in scope
Entrepreneurs ‘agitate’. Their behaviour is quite distinct.
If the role does not give the entrepreneur the freedom to move around and create something -- then an entrepreneurial type is not suited to the role and is clearly unemployable.
Often an entrepreneur may be involved on a consultancy basis to fix something, perhaps a project which is going awry, a programme which is overrunning or to downsize a team. Then the entrepreneur is obviously employable.
Entreprenuers are very versatile people and can be used in a variety of roles.
I explain a lot more in my section 1.3 on entrepreneurial behaviour in my new book. Buy a copy to explore this fascinating subject.
If you have any questions, please do get in touch and feel free to tweet me @entrepreneuruk1 - I look forward to hearing from you!