Desirable vs Undesirable Characteristics of Entrepreneurs
What do you think are undesirable characteristics of entrepreneurs?
Undesirable Characteristics Invulnerability- people who feel that nothing bad can happen to them; more likely to take unnecessary chances and unwise risks Being macho- macho people try to prove they are better than and can beat anyone else ——
Being anti-authoritarian—these people resent their actions being controlled by outside authorities Impulsiveness- when faced with a decision, these people feel that they must do something, and do it quickly—they do not review alternatives before acting
Perfectionists- time wasting, high stress Know-it-all- these people actually have very few answers and fail to recognise the fact
Counterdependency- try to accomplish things all by themselves—as a result often accomplish very little
Desirable Characteristics Willing to take risks Creativity Self-reliance Ability to adapt Motivation to excel Leadership Persistent Energy and health Intelligence Capacity to inspire Values Take initiative Goal Oriented
Research Assignment….BOOYAHH! Research an entrepreneur of your choice Create a slide show to present to the class See handout for more details