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Discover 10 Telltale Signs of an INTRApreneur

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Have a little Startup Envy? Yearn for the ability to pivot on a dime, fail fast and succeed faster and recruit millennial talent with ease? Wishing your enterprise culture could transform into a nimble innovative culture overnight? Wish no more, the genius is hiding in plain sight. INTRApeneurs - entrepreneurs on the inside - are the key to speed up big-business-as-usual and drive real-live-no-jive results at Smart Speed. Learn how to spot intrapreneurs and enable and empower them to excel within the corporate framework.

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Discover 10 Telltale Signs of an INTRApreneur

  1. 1. Innovationrevolutionbook.com| @kmelissakennedy | in/kmelissakennedy Discover 10 Telltale Signs of an INTRAprenuer BONUS: 3 Manager Enabler Strategies
  2. 2. © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved What is an INTRApreneur?
  3. 3. © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved What is an INTRApreneur? DEFINITION: An employee in a company empowered to create new solutions without being constrained by standard procedures or business-as-usual. An entrepreneur on the inside. INTRAPRENEUR noun in·tra·pre·neur ˌ in-trə-prə-ˈnər, -ˈnu̇r, -ˈnyu̇r
  4. 4. Yearning for the exciting startup experience inside the enterprise?
  5. 5. © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved Yearn No More Without ALL the Risk INTRApreneurs are your gateway into entrepreneurship inside the enterprise. INTRApreneur employees act and react just like entrepreneurs. Luckily for you, they need you as much as you need them. INTRApreneurs need an organization, a structure, and a steady paycheck.
  6. 6. © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved # 10 Telltale Sign of an INTRApreneur Trouble-maker — An INTRApreneur is more likely to ask for forgiveness than permission.
  7. 7. © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved # 9 Telltale Sign of an INTRApreneur Risk Taker — An INTRApreneur is more likely to take risk and rebound from failures quickly; Uber Resilient
  8. 8. © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved # 8 Telltale Sign of an INTRApreneur Problem Solver— An INTRApreneur is the first one to fire off lots of ideas to solve the problem at hand.
  9. 9. © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved # 7 Telltale Sign of an INTRApreneur Thrives in Reinvention— An INTRApreneur adapts naturally. They poses an innate passion to discover, invent, and reinvent.
  10. 10. © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved # 6 Telltale Sign of an INTRApreneur Sees Opportunity in Everything— An INTRApreneur is the first to turn challenge into opportunity.
  11. 11. © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved # 5 Telltale Sign of an INTRApreneur Inquisitive— An INTRApreneur is always curious; asking questions; tinkering; learning as a natural habit.
  12. 12. © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved # 4 Telltale Sign of an INTRApreneur Intense— An INTRApreneur is passionate and exuberant. Work hard, play hard is an understatement.
  13. 13. © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved # 3 Telltale Sign of an INTRApreneur Competitive— An INTRApreneur is a head-to-head fighter and a sly ninja; high scores are a must.
  14. 14. © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved # 2 Telltale Sign of an INTRApreneur Self Starter— An INTRApreneur is an independent worker with the discipline to deliver; no micro-managing required.
  15. 15. © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved # 1 Telltale Sign of an INTRApreneur Craves Flexibility & Variety— An INTRApreneur is a free spirit and bucks convention. Rules, lines and standard operating procedures will bomb with this rockstar.
  16. 16. INTRApreneurs can be frustrating to manage. BUT they are essential to ushering consistent rapid results inside the enterprise at Smart Speed™.
  17. 17. © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved BONUS # 1 How to Manage INTRApreneurs ENABLER STRATEGY: Partner an INTRApreneur with a new employee or early-in-career colleague on projects. The act of creating drives INTRApreneurs. They don’t do maintenance. Reduce everyone’s frustration and optimize output from the team with the buddy system. Remember: Creators, not Maintainers
  18. 18. © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved BONUS # 2 How to Manage INTRApreneurs ENABLER STRATEGY: Give your INTRApreneurs multiple projects with varying deadlines. Also force them to take time off. INTRApreneurs are like a match. You light them up and they explode with genius, passion, and productivity. But that burst comes at a big price. Poof. Variety and balance are essential. Remember: Prone to Burn Out
  19. 19. © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved BONUS # 3 How to Manage INTRApreneurs ENABLER STRATEGY: Demonstrate a “good-enough” scale You must demonstrate that exponential effort is not equal to the gains toward nonexistent perfection. If you define the “good enough” threshold for a project, you will better manage an INTRApreneur’s energy and frustration, while establishing continuous capacity to deliver again and again. Remember: Poisoned by Perfection.
  20. 20. Innovationrevolutionbook.com| @kmelissakennedy | in/kmelissakennedy Empower INTRAprenuers to innovate at Smart Speed™ with this essential guide to 21st-century leadership Available March 7. Buy the Book:

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