5 Characteristics of Entrepreneurial Spirit
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The entrepreneurial spirit is one of those characteristics in work and life that you can't teach - they form from within and over time, they become part of who we are.
It develops in the individuals who demonstrate a true passion for building something great from nothing as they are willing to push themselves to the limits to achieve big goals.
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It is a story of society’s outcasts finding success through unconventional means.
Barnum is a lowly servant with big dreams working in a wealthy household. He gets a glimpse of the life he could live if he were to rise above his circumstances.
Barnum did not obsess over his daydreams but through hard work made his dream a reality.
Barnum’s original museum highlighted the spectacular and unbelievable marvels of the world. Unfortunately, none of these rarities was real.
His original museum relied on poor quality replicas of mermaids and other mythical phenomena, which were not appealing to consumers. But the lack of customers drives Barnum to go in search of real, and rare, human acts.
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Some people ask more questions, have more doubts, and are willing to act on them. They are harder to manage since they naturally challenge authority, but if you want assumptions challenged that includes the assumption of hierarchy.
If healthy debate is encouraged the results will be the best synthesis of different assumptions.
If you as the manager continually demonstrate that you are comfortable being challenged, or yielding your idea to a superior one suggested by a colleague or subordinate, everyone who works for you will emulate that behavior.
If you dismiss challenges or yell at people who challenge you, the culture of fear your behavior creates will dominate no matter who you hire or how great you proclaim it is to challenge assumptions.
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