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Life as an entrepreneur: leadership and learning

Grahame Pitts (Partner at The Enthum Foundation, Newbury, UK.)

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 4 April 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide experienced insights to help entrepreneurs to maximise organisational change and achieve long term business growth and success.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper is based on personal experience ‐ as a mentor/coach for over 15 years ‐ working directly with entrepreneurs who are looking to make breakthroughs with their business or for themselves as individuals.

Findings

Because so many businesses fail, the impact of the entrepreneur ‐ the business leader ‐ is critical. The transition from entrepreneurial control to business management is crucial and if not well handled can result in missed opportunities, failure or even sabotage.

Originality/value

The paper will interest entrepreneurs and SMEs, but is also targeted at larger organisations which invest in organisational change. The paper emphasises the key link between leadership, personal development and business growth.

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Citation

Pitts, G. (2008), "Life as an entrepreneur: leadership and learning", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 22 No. 3, pp. 16-17. https://doi.org/10.1108/14777280810861776

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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