The word entrepreneur is derived from two words, entre, meaning to ‘enter’ or to ‘penetrate in between’, and prendere, meaning to ‘grasp’ or ‘seize hold of’. So, an entrepreneur is one who penetrates the spaces between established boundaries and seizes opportunities that are overlooked by others. This ability to challenge the dominant worldview and ‘think the unthinkable’ gives those with an entrepreneurial imagination a decisive advantage over those who pursue strategies based on conventionally held ideas and beliefs.
- Understand how the entrepreneurial imagination is created through shifting paradigms or worldviews.
- Develop paradigm-shifting strategies to innovate new value-adding products/services/practices within your organization.
Robert Chia is Research Professor of Management at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. Prior to entering academia, Robert worked for 16 years in aircraft maintenance engineering, manufacturing management and human resource management for a large multinational corporation based in the Asia Pacific.
About CoachingOurselves: CoachingOurselves is a peer learning leadership development methodology that builds community, stimulates exchange of perspectives, and encourages team cohesion. This is an innovative adaptation of the 70/20/10 approach to leadership development and organizational transformation created by Phil LeNir and Henry Mintzberg. The methodology uses 90-minute reflective discussion guides to explore a wide range of topics. These topics were created by more than forty leading management thinkers including Henry Mintzberg, Marshall Goldsmith, David Cooperrider, and Michael Beer. The topics are used by organizations, coaches, and facilitators to deliver a powerful cost-effective learning experience for managers and management teams.