6 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs – What You Can Learn From Them

What do the world’s most successful entrepreneurs have in common?

Not a great deal, really. Entrepreneurs come from all backgrounds and walks of life. There’s no set “entrepreneurial type,” despite what fans of personality tests might tell you.

Successful female entrepreneur

Many entrepreneurs do share some traits, however. These traits aren’t unique to entrepreneurs — plenty of people who aren’t in business for themselves have them as well — and they’re not all shared by every single business leader.

But they are quite common among people who make their own way through the world. If you want to follow in their footsteps, here’s what you can learn from them.…

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9 Key Traits of Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Some people described an innovator as quite narrowly. They say that they are not very creative if they don’t invent things and hold multiple patents. Many inventors have no products or patents, in fact. Many innovators create innovations, some bring them into action, while others are advocates, founders, and supporters of good ideas.

Elon Musk in a Tesla

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When you think like that, you can know that you are a creative person.

Regardless of the position, big innovators share certain qualities. You may have to give yourself more credit if you consider these qualities in you.

These are the characteristics to develop if you want to become a global innovator.…

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7 Personality Traits of Highly Successful Business Owners

Once upon a time, books like How to Win Friends and Influence People and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People were supposed to have been the final words on the subtle art of leadership.

But today, in an era of disruption, Zuckerberg-style power plays, and glass-ceiling-smashing, the inadequacy of a one-size fits all approach to leadership has been clearly demonstrated. Highly effective people, it turns out, have all sorts of habits.

Business co-owners

Is there still some value in trying to draw out the traits common to good leaders? Some people certainly think so. James R Bailey, a professor at George Washington University’s School of Business, proposed in the Harvard Business Review that one recipe for “vital” leadership consists of providing both direction and force.…

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