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Startup Leadership: How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Their Ideas Into Successful Enterprises by Derek Lidow

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PART TWO

APPLICATION OF ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Part One introduced a set of skills and key insights that can greatly enhance an entrepreneur's chances of being ultimately successful. Part Two focuses on how ELs apply these skills and insights to avoid five common mistakes that cause entrepreneurs to fail. Most entrepreneurs fail for multiple reasons, but it's likely the failure was in some way precipitated by one of the following mistakes:

  • Creating unfocused, distracting, and wasteful strategies
  • Implementing unleadable organizational structures
  • Hiring people who don't fit and not firing ones who do not contribute
  • Misusing teams and setting low expectations for their results
  • Misunderstanding the nature of crises and what leadership ...

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