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Entrepreneurial Leadership Principles
A review of the theories on entrepreneurial leadership and this author's personal leadership style.
# 153421 | 1,538 words | 8 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on May 30, 2013 in Business (Small) , Business (Management)

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The paper discusses the foundational elements of entrepreneurial leadership that include authenticity, accountability, and the willingness on the part of a leader to sacrifice for the objective or goal. The paper looks at the roles of charisma and emotional intelligence in transformational leadership and describes this author's personal leadership style. The paper also looks at the Small Business Administration (SBA) and SCORE, two organizations that have a wealth of intelligence and insight to share with entrepreneurs and small business owners, and discusses how both organizations can help a startup and small business create a stable platform for growth over the long-term. Finally, the author defines his own personal principles of leadership that include authenticity, transparency and trust.

Foundational Elements of Entrepreneurial Leadership
Defining My Leadership Style
Small Business Administration (SBA) and SCORE as a Platform For Growth
Personal Principles of Leadership

From the Paper:

"The challenge of any leader of an entrepreneurial venture is that the effort takes an exceptionally effective vision, the defining of a framework that can scale as a business grows while also staying true to the basic values and strengths of transformational leadership (Darling, Leffel, 2010). As Webber (Bass, 1999), Drucker (1985) and Kouzes (1999) have all observed from their research and studies, exceptional entrepreneurial leaders have strong emotional intelligence (EI) that provides insights into which leadership skill set is best to use in any given situation. This can include the transactional leadership styles so critical for getting short-term work done to the transformational leadership styles that typify exceptional achievement in organizations that passionately pursue an objective. EI as a component of transformational leadership is the unique attribute that provides leaders with the ability to interpret situations, invest themselves into them in the service of their subordinates, and get exceptional results (Darling, Leffel, 2010). It is the ability of an entrepreneur to create a culture where people can excel quickly to their own personal goals while pursuing the corporate or shared ones of the start-up, in effect unite autonomy, mastery and purpose into a single contagious strategy over time (Darling, Leffel, 2010)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bernard M Bass. (1999). On the taming of charisma: A reply to Janice Beyer. Leadership Quarterly, 10(4), 541-553.
  • Warren Bennis, & Sarah Powell. (2000). Great groups and leaders. Career Development International, 5(2), 112-115.
  • Darling, J., & Leffel, A. (2010). Developing the Leadership Team in an Entrepreneurial Venture: A Case Focusing on the Importance of Styles. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 23(3), 355-371,481.
  • Drucker, Peter F. (1985). Entrepreneurial Strategies. California Management Review (pre-1986), 27(000002), 9.
  • George Gendron. (2004). Practitioners' Perspectives on Entrepreneurship Education: An Interview With Steve Case, Matt Goldman, Tom Golisano, Geraldine Laybourne, Jeff Taylor, and Alan Webber. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 3(3), 302-314.

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