“Entrepreneurs Inside is written for CEO’s and other senior executives who are placing ever-stronger emphasis on top-line growth and who believe that innovation sparked by in-house entrepreneurs is a powerful means of achieving that growth.”
Ken Lizotte, author The Expert Edge
Many organizations may be letting significant growth opportunities slip by because they are not effectively harnessing the most able business builders they’ve got – their corporate entrepreneurs.
The lack of focus in many organizations on this very important role are key impediments to leveraging this valuable resource. The long term consequence: a talent drain that is steadily robbing companies of whatever entrepreneurial edge they may have had.
According to research only four percent of executives in large organizations are entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial leaders. We know there are more. But….
- Corporate entrepreneurs are often a hidden talent
- They have a unique set of competencies that set them apart
- Organizations don’t know how to identify or retain them
- They will be the first to leave when the economy recovers
- Competition for these individuals will only intensify.
Entrepreneurial leadership alone is not enough. Rigid operating processes and resistance to change are also stifling innovation and growth.
As a result organizations are turning to corporate entrepreneurship.
” Corporate entrepreneurship it is a formal or informal businessprocess of investing in new business initiatives inside of an existing organization to drive new business growth.”
Organizations have recognized that in order to support and sustain innovation over time they need to develop corporate entrepreneurship as a core competency.
Corporate entrepreneurship has become an imperative for many organizations and a survival strategy for others.
“Entrepreneurs Inside does an excellent job of articulating one of the greatest talent management issues facing large organizations today – keeping their entrepreneurial talent.”
Shelley Hall, CEO Catalyst Management
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