Defining entrepreneurial skills and competences

  • What makes someone a successful entrepreneur? It certainly helps to have strong technology skills or expertise in a key area, but these are not defining characteristics of entrepreneurship.

    How about creativity, the ability to keep going in the face of hardship, and the social skills needed to build great teams​​​​​? Some believe these are more important than the above mentioned ones.

    What do you think? Maybe you feel that you don't know too much about this topic. In this case, let's start from basics and try to:

    1- Define Entrepreneurship (you may start with a dictionary definition and delve deeply into more academic articles)

    2 - Find out what successful entrepreneurs have in common. 

    Find examples of their traits grouped under these 4 categories:

    • Personal characteristics.
    • Interpersonal skills.
    • Critical and creative thinking skills.
    • Practical skills

    BONUS: you can take this How Good Are Your People Skills? test and see how good you are with people in yout team as an entrepreneur.

    PLEASE don't forget to update your Learning Diaries with the new information you learnt here.