The second installment to “Bill’s Lessons” is all about the Entrepreneurial Spirit. This is for Business Owners AND Employees alike!
When we talk about Entrepreneurship, a lot of the time employees are excluded from the conversation. This does NOT have to be the case. There are many ways to keep your Entrepreneurial spirit alive and well within an organization.
Lesson #2. Behave Like You’re in Business for Yourself
Whether you’re an Entrepreneur in the traditional sense or an Intra-preneur (an Entrepreneur in an Employee role), there is really only one way to look at your “role” … as the owner. Business is becoming more and more flat – fewer layers and less hierarchy. This gives everyone the chance to shine, or as Robin Sharma would say, the chance to “lead without title.”
Business is reshaping to become more Entrepreneurial – creating freedom for their employees. When people are able to make decisions quickly and able to be more self-directed, they become empowered individuals. This allows for more power, information, and responsibility to flow through.
So it doesn’t matter if you’re an Entrepreneur or and Employee, forget about your “job description!” I’ve played in both of these roles and my pet peeve has always been the “it’s not my job” or “it’s not in my job description” mentality. You are a leader and the owner of your domain so behave in that way! Now go on, and let your Entrepreneurial Spirit shine!!