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Essential Lessons on Leadership (Collection), 2/e by Jon Huntsman, Doug Lennick, Fred Kiel Ph.D., James F. Parker

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Chapter 7. The Entrepreneurial Organization: Sharing Your Vision with Others

Entrepreneurial leadership poses special challenges. Entrepreneurs are in a unique situation—they are generally alone. The entrepreneur may have investors or advisors, but in the end the entrepreneur is the decision maker, and often decisions need to be made quickly, making it possible for entrepreneurs to execute rapidly. That is why entrepreneurial environments provide fertile ground for leadership.

Although entrepreneurship might not at first appear to be a context in its own right—like academia or a professional services organization—starting or leading an entrepreneurial venture has its own unique challenges. Building an organization as an entrepreneur calls for ...

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