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Are You an Entrepreneur or Corporate Climber


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Are you a corporate climber or entrepreneur. How do you know if you have what it takes to succeed? How does your personality affect your success.

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Are You an Entrepreneur or Corporate Climber

  1. 2. Corporate Climber or Entrepreneur How Personality Affects Career Success and Satisfaction.
  2. 3. Jean Caton MS,MBA,RD Executive,Leadership,Career Coach McKinley Coaching & Consulting LLC
  3. 4. Corporate Climber or Entrepreneur <ul><li>My Story: Getting to Know Me </li></ul><ul><li>Experimenting </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Climber </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurial Spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneur </li></ul><ul><li>Explorer </li></ul>
  4. 5. Corporate Climber or Entrepreneur <ul><li>Getting to Know You </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneur </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurial Spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Emboldened Corporate Climber </li></ul><ul><li>Explorer </li></ul>
  5. 6. Corporate Climber or Entrepreneur <ul><li>Session Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Describe how personality assessments can help (or harm) career decisions. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the impact of personality and job responsibility ‘fit’ on career success and satisfaction. </li></ul><ul><li>Compare and contrast relevant aspects of corporate climber and entrepreneur. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain importance of a career plan a leadership profile to support your career advancement </li></ul><ul><li>Your burning questions! </li></ul>
  6. 7. Personality Assessments <ul><li>Sneaker </li></ul><ul><li>Loafer </li></ul><ul><li>Clog </li></ul><ul><li>Spike Heel </li></ul><ul><li>Flip Flop </li></ul><ul><li>Croc </li></ul><ul><li>Moccasin </li></ul><ul><li>Slipper </li></ul><ul><li>Hiking boot </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>
  7. 8. Personality & Career Success
  8. 9. How Was Your Day Honey?
  9. 10. Personality & Career Success <ul><li>Personality Traits </li></ul>
  10. 11. Personality Assessments <ul><li>Validated & reliable </li></ul><ul><li>Fun, ice breaker, get people talking </li></ul><ul><li>Theory v Practical </li></ul><ul><li>Guide or map v label </li></ul>
  11. 12. Assessments <ul><li>Birkman  </li></ul><ul><li>MAPP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DISC  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Print  </li></ul><ul><li>360  MBTI  </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths Finder  </li></ul><ul><li>Big 5 Personality </li></ul>
  12. 14. Corporate Climber or Entrepreneur <ul><li>Similar </li></ul><ul><li>Results </li></ul><ul><li>Different </li></ul><ul><li>Definition of work </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Paid </li></ul>
  13. 15. Demystify Entrepreneur
  14. 16. Entrepreneur <ul><li>Great Stuff Scary Stuff </li></ul>
  15. 17. Entrepreneur Myths <ul><li>“ Understanding how to do the technical work of a business has nothing to do with building a business that works. Building a business that works is what an entrepreneur does. Building a business that depends on you to do all the work is what a technician suffering from an entrepreneurial seizure does” </li></ul><ul><li>E-Myth Revisited Michael Gerber </li></ul>
  16. 18. Entrepreneur Motivation <ul><ul><li>Wealth, Fame, Fortune </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Freedom, Flexibility, Independence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lifestyle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring an invention to market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul></ul>
  17. 19. Criteria for Success & Satisfaction Money Status Prestige Balance Change World
  18. 20. Entrepreneur <ul><li>Variety of Business Models </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solopreneur </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneur </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brick & Mortar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual (online) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Product sales v Service business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Franchise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manufacturing </li></ul></ul>
  19. 21. Entrepreneur Reality <ul><li>Day in the Life of… </li></ul>
  20. 22. Additional Considerations <ul><li>Feasible business concept </li></ul><ul><li>Financial </li></ul><ul><li>Significant-other support </li></ul><ul><li>Biz Plan (v wing it) </li></ul><ul><li>Passion for business vision </li></ul>
  21. 23. Start up or Give up? <ul><li>Authentic Self…Know thyself </li></ul><ul><li>Take or review personality assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Consider your reason </li></ul><ul><li>Identify success criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate other considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Explore with objective resource </li></ul>
  22. 24. Entrepreneur <ul><li>“ Flaming enthusiasm backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.”   Dale Carnegie </li></ul>
  23. 25. Success Traits
  24. 26. Personality Assessments
  25. 27. Corporate Climber or Entrepreneur <ul><li>ONE Big Difference </li></ul>
  26. 28. <ul><li>Finance </li></ul><ul><li>HR </li></ul><ul><li>Sales </li></ul><ul><li>Legal </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Science </li></ul><ul><li>R&D QA </li></ul>Corporate Climber
  27. 29. Corporate Climber <ul><li>Take charge of your own career success! </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Your Career Plan </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.&quot; ~ Richard Bach </li></ul>
  28. 30. Corporate Climber <ul><li>Take charge of your own career success! </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Your Leadership Profile </li></ul><ul><li>“ Change is a constant in today's organizations. Leaders need to be adaptive, flexible, and innovative.” </li></ul>
  29. 31. Corporate Climber <ul><li>Functional Technician </li></ul><ul><li>to </li></ul><ul><li>Manager and Leader </li></ul>
  30. 32. Leadership Profile <ul><li>Myth of Glass Ceiling </li></ul><ul><li>Self-aware </li></ul><ul><li>Think like a leader </li></ul><ul><li>Self-marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Presence…3 V’s </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid common pitfalls </li></ul>
  31. 33. Leadership Profile <ul><li>Executive Presence </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Credibility and respect </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Verbal Vocal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Market yourself to the top </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Self-marketing plan </li></ul></ul></ul>
  32. 34. Leadership Profile <ul><li>Avoid Common Pitfalls </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How You Play the Game </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How You Act </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How You Think </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How Your Brand & Market Yourself </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How You Sound </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How You Look </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How You Respond </li></ul></ul></ul>
  33. 35. Success Traits <ul><li>Entrepreneur </li></ul><ul><li>Believe in yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Passion </li></ul><ul><li>Self-motivated </li></ul><ul><li>No Procrastination </li></ul><ul><li>Persistent </li></ul><ul><li>Resilient </li></ul><ul><li>What else… </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Climber </li></ul><ul><li>Believe in yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Self-esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Self-confident </li></ul><ul><li>Strong personal foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Own your own power </li></ul><ul><li>What else… </li></ul>
  34. 36. Corporate Climber or Entrepreneur <ul><li>Potential Career Derailer </li></ul><ul><li>Overbooked, Overwhelmed, “Overcooked” </li></ul><ul><li>“ No is a complete sentence” </li></ul>
  35. 37. Corporate Climber or Entrepreneur <ul><li>Career Derailer </li></ul><ul><li>Fear-based behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Negative self-talk </li></ul>
  36. 38. Corporate Climber or Entrepreneur <ul><li>Don’t Go it Alone </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor, Coach, Advocate </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory Board </li></ul>
  37. 39. Corporate Climber or Entrepreneur <ul><li>Entrepreneur </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurial Spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Emboldened Corporate Climber </li></ul><ul><li>Explorer </li></ul>
  38. 40. Corporate Climber or Entrepreneur <ul><li>Develop Your Game Plan </li></ul><ul><li>I will have career success and satisfaction when… </li></ul>
  39. 41. My Personal Action Plan “Great wisdom, not applied to action, is meaningless data.” Peter Drucker <ul><li>I discovered that… </li></ul><ul><li>I now know I want (don’t want)… </li></ul><ul><li>Today, next week, in the next month I will… </li></ul><ul><li>The information/resource/support I need to make this happen… </li></ul><ul><li>I am committed to… </li></ul><ul><li>What will be different as a result of doing this… </li></ul><ul><li>I will do this because… </li></ul><ul><li>I must do (or stop doing) ____ to make it happen </li></ul><ul><li>I will let go of_____ to make this happen </li></ul>
  40. 42. Resources Strengths Finder 2.0 Tom Rath Fierce Conversations Susan Scott How to Say it for Women Phyllis Mindell The Emyth Revisited Michael Gerber Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway Susan Jeffers Play Like a Man Win Like a Woman Gail Evans Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office 101… Lois P. Frankel PhD See Jane Lead Lois P Frankel PhD Lion’s Don’t Need to Roar D. A .Benton Market Yourself to the Top Entrepreneur Magazine Wall Street Journal
  41. 43. Jean Caton MS,MBA,RD Executive,Leadership Career Coach 314.807.6328 [email_address]