4 Ways to Succeed As An Innovative Entrepreneur

Innovative Entrepreneurs, Growing your business

Being a successful leader in tumultuous times requires the development of entrepreneurial zeal. These new breed of creative leaders seek to demolish “tried and true methods” eschewing established equilibria. They vehemently attack conventional wisdom and they have a profound trust for “This is the way we have always done things around here.”

They are weird. Unreasonable. Trust builders and yet …… they hold themselves and people accountable for effective execution.

They are also unfettered in their desire to redefine excellence. Here are four ways introduced by Cheryl Conner:

2. Discover your thinking profile.

Comfort zones aren’t just physical. Research from publishing company FourSight in Evanston, Ill. shows that we all have mental comfort zones too. Just as we’re born right or left handed, we’re also born with unique problem solving preferences, the company’s research maintains. For example, if I hand you a pen, you’ll grab it with your preferred hand. Likewise, if I hand you a problem, you’ll grab it with your preferred problem solving preference. Figure out your preference from the examples below and use it to your advantage.

3. Play to your creative strength.

Do you recognize any of these thinking archetypes? Chances are you emphasize one of them, or perhaps your unique preference is a blend. Each of these thinking styles adds something vital to the creative process.

Clarifier: This is the realist who loves to dig into the facts and discover strategic insights and opportunities.

Ideator: This is the visionary who loves to think big and play with new possibilities.

Developer: This person is an evaluator who loves to craft complex, disciplined solutions.

Implementer: This is the activator type who loves to get things done, try things out, and to take a risk and learn as they go.[…] read full article via 4 Ways To Increase Creativity As An Entrepreneur.

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