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Why do so many entrepreneurs found innovative enterprises, only to find themselves failing as leaders once the business gets off the ground? Because, according to Derek Lidow, being an entrepreneur is fundamentally different from being a business leader. In Startup Leadership: How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Their Ideas into Successful Enterprises, Lidow shows how to avoid the mistakes that confounded thousands of "geniuses"—even Steve Jobs—and become an Entrepreneurial Leader who combines the opposing natures of the entrepreneur and the leader.
An entrepreneur's goal is making his or her vision a reality—a basically selfish, though beneficial, act. A leader, on the other hand, focuses on others, forging individuals with differing wants, needs, and visions into a winning team. In Startup Leadership, entrepreneur and professor Derek Lidow outlines exactly how one can balance these two opposing natures and provides you with the skills and tools to become an Entrepreneurial Leader.
With a unique approach based on extensive research and real-world application, Startup Leadership is a roadmap for innovators who seek to become Entrepreneurial Leaders who can successfully lead their team, enterprise, and themselves to lasting success.
Chapter One Success Requires More Than Entrepreneurship
Part One Prerequisites: Mastering the Skills of Entrepreneurial Leadership
Chapter Two Are You Selfish Enough to Be Selfless?
Chapter Three Enterprises Are Needy
Chapter Four Building Relationships
Chapter Five Motivating Others
Chapter Six Leading Change
Chapter Seven Creating a Personal Leadership Strategy
Part Two Application of Entrepreneurial Leadership Skills
Chapter Eight Strategizing Fragile Growth
Chapter Nine Organizing to Succeed
Chapter Ten Hiring and Firing
Chapter Eleven Leading Teams
Chapter Twelve Leading Through Crises
Chapter Thirteen The Selfish Rewards of Selfless Entrepreneurial Acts
Appendix A Motivations, Traits, and Skills
Appendix B The Five Essential Entrepreneurial Leadership Skills
Appendix C Characteristics of Projects, Processes, and Culture
Appendix D Characteristics of Stage One Enterprises and Their Leaders
Appendix E Characteristics of Stage Two Enterprises and Their Leaders
Appendix F Characteristics of Stage Three Enterprises and Their Leaders
Appendix G Characteristics of Stage Four Enterprises and Their Leaders