Startup Leadership How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Their Ideas Into Successful Enterprises

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2014-03-10
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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How startup entrepreneurs can make the leap from founder to long-term leader

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.

  • Based on Lidow's popular and well-respected course at Princeton University
  • Developed out of extensive research and real-world experience
  • Distills Lidow's insights into best practices for growing with the company you created
  • Prepares to avoid the unseen traps that trip up many entrepreneurs

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.

Table of Contents

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

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