From business to academia. Different people have different answers to this age old question. While there are those who claim that these skills can be acquired through dedication and hard work, there are also those who believe you are born with it. In short, either you have it or you don’t. But the premise of the question is not right in the first place. And for the most part, you can always acquire any skill if you set your mind to it.
So, how to go about this entrepreneurship skills development path and what are the steps to follow? Here are some:
Learning to look at the big picture
Entrepreneurship skills development starts with you seeing the bigger picture. What this implies that you have to understand the industry that you are in, and how different domains are interconnected. It means having an insight into how companies operate on a fundamental level and how businesses are built from the ground up. If you are someone who is not willing to keep himself updated with the market trends, then there is not much potential for success. Neither for you nor for your organization.
An appetite for success
Entrepreneurship skills development is as much about learning and acquiring new skills as it is about having an appetite for success. You have to have the will to make things happen, and this requires not only motivation but an ability to push yourself beyond what’s required of you. Understand this, this is your company that you are working to build and nobody is going to care about it apart from you. Be hungry to get more accomplished. You can get to this by ensuring that you plan your day well in advance. Remember, failing to plan is planning to fail!
Don’t sulk if you feel you don’t self-confidence, at least in any meaningful amount. The fact of the matter is this, very few of us, yes, even your idols had much self-confidence when they started out. The only reason you don’t have confidence is because you haven’t experienced much successes or failures. Only through experience, you going to develop any confidence. Have the guts to act like you do. Make people believe in you. That’s enough to make those investors trust you and give your venture a shot. Entrepreneurship skills development can require you to fake confidence at times, go for it. Nobody has it when they start out.
If you ask different people regarding decisiveness, then you will probably get n number of different answers. For the most part, all you will get is fuzzy notions about decisiveness and leadership. Decisiveness will play a big role on your path towards Entrepreneurship skills development.
Above all, to become a great entrepreneur you will have to become more inquisitive, reasonable, and a great listener.