Friday, December 4, 2015
The Three Traits of Great Social Entrepreneurs
1. A Learning Mindset
It's the startup version of Carol Dweck's 'growth mindset,' in which one "thrives on challenge and sees failure not as evidence of unintelligence but as a heartening springboard for growth and for stretching existing abilities."
2. Trust in Oneself
Let's begin with the synonyms for 'self trust', which this is not: cockiness, conceitedness, egoism or self-importance. Rather it's a quiet confidence in one's abilities to take on whatever may come.
One of the most important characteristics I look for when considering investing in an entrepreneur at Reach for Change is their humility: being open to other opinions, admitting mistakes, self-reflection and recognising they cannot do everything themselves.
Why You Need All Three
It's not enough to only develop two out of the three. These approaches are not independent but rather interdependent: development in one spurs development in the others. Look at what happens if you focus on one or two at the expense of the others:
While it may have initially felt like bad news that there is no single skill to master or trick to learn to become a great social entrepreneur, it's actually a positive that these three traits are accessible to everyone. It means that the right mindset is within anyone's grasp. And through embracing these traits, you will accomplish amazing things.
Source : http://huff.to/21BvZGA