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The entrepreneur

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Who is an entrepreneur? Is an entrepreneur born or made? What are his/her traits and skills? Personality test and entrepreneurship.

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The entrepreneur

  1. 1. The Entrepreneur Emad Saif Entrepreneurship Trainer Property of Emad Saif© 2014
  2. 2. Agenda • Who is an entrepreneur? • Entrepreneur’s skills & Traits • Personality Type Indicator
  3. 3. Who is an Entrepreneur ?
  4. 4. En-tre-pre-neur from French word “entreprendre” meaning to undertake “ A person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk. ”
  5. 5. The Difference Promoter Inventor Manager Entrepreneur Creativity & Innovation General Management skills, Business Know-how & Networks High Low High
  6. 6. Sensing Entrepreneurs are good at exploiting
  7. 7. Motivation Exercise 1. Meet someone new 2. Discuss their motivations to start a business 3. Present their name, idea and their motivation
  8. 8. What motivates entrepreneurs to start a business? Independence Wealth Recognition Flexible Schedule Unemployment Family Business
  9. 9. Entrepreneur intrapreneur Employed in an organization Less risk Own boss More risk vs. Less freedom More freedom
  10. 10. Are Entrepreneurs born or made? traits Acquired skills
  11. 11. Entrepreneur traits Skills Education Experience culture Family background + / - Environment
  12. 12. Entrepreneur’s skills ?
  13. 13. Harvard Research http://blogs.hbr.org/2012/12/new-research-the-skills-that-m/
  14. 14. persuade
  15. 15. lead
  16. 16. personal accountability
  17. 17. Goal oriented
  18. 18. Interpersonal Skills
  19. 19. Entrepreneur’s traits
  20. 20. Passion
  21. 21. Vision
  22. 22. resilience
  23. 23. flexibility
  24. 24. self confidence
  25. 25. What Entrepreneurial Traits & Skills Do you possess?
  26. 26. 1. Socializing at Networking events (E – I ) 2. Ways to Giving directions (S – N ) 3. Choosing between job offers (T – F ) 4. Changes before project deadline (J – P ) Personality Exercise
  27. 27. Myers-briggs personality type indicator
  28. 28. personality type indicator
  29. 29. The 8 preferences What you prefer to focus energy on E Extraversion Focus their energy on the outer world of people & things I Introversion Focus their energy on the inner world of ideas and reflections The way you prefer to communicate S Sensing Tend to take in info through the 5 senses & focus on details and instructions N Intuition Tend to take info from patterns & the full picture & focus on future possibilities The way you prefer to make decisions T Thinking Prefer thinking to make decisions based primarily on facts, logic & analysis of cause and effect F Feeling Prefer feeling to make decisions primarily based on values and gut instinct How you prefer to deal with the outer world J Judging Like a planned & organized approach to life & prefer to have things settled P Perceiving Like a flexible approach to life & prefer to keep their options open
  30. 30. 16 personality types
  31. 31. Find Your Personality Type
  32. 32. Detailed Personality Profile
  33. 33. http://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test Find Your Personality Type
  34. 34. ISTJ ISTP ISFJ ISFP ESTP ESTJ ESFP ESFJ INFJ INFP INTJ INTP ENFP ENFJ ENTP ENTJ Which personality type is an entrepreneur?
  35. 35. ISTJ ISTP ISFJ ISFP ESTP ESTJ ESFP ESFJ INFJ INFP INTJ INTP ENFP ENFJ ENTP ENTJ Which personality type is an entrepreneur?
  36. 36. Click for more celebrities personality types http://visual.ly/famous-personality-types
  37. 37. What did you learn ?
  38. 38. Entrepreneur traits Skills Education Experience culture Family background + / - Environment Starting & running a business ERADA program Learning about your strengths & weaknesses (personality indicator) This could be you ! entrepreneur traits education experience Skills
  39. 39. Thank You Emad Saif https://www.linkedin.com/in/emadsaif Property of Emad Saif© 2014

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