“Do you think you were born to lead, or did you build the skills along the way?” By asking our interviewees this question directly, we were able to hear from the InnovateHERs themselves as to whether they thought their entrepreneurial mindset was coded into them at a young age or was rather a learned set of skills based on environmental influences, role models, and social factors. Could we finally answer why it is that many great leaders demonstrate entrepreneurial characteristics from a young age? Or is the concept of a “born leader” actually a myth perpetuated by those with fixed mindsets?
Most researchers who have investigated this question will give you a long-winded answer to these questions, but to save you time, we’ll give you a preview of what the InnovateHERs thought: Leaders with an entrepreneurial mindset are both born and made. This aligned with both our research and the team behind the EMP’s work. Our subsequent studies reveal that the skills necessary to succeed are even more nuanced for those who are drawn to purpose-driven organizations and work. These skills go beyond just typical entrepreneurial mindset traits because it takes a special kind of leader to build new initiatives and ventures in mission-driven sectors that are traditionally under-resourced and have more red tape.
It takes an InnovateHER to get the job done.
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