Entrepreneurial Ⓜ️indset Network
Our aim is to help you to adopt the behaviours associated with the entrepreneurial mindset. Our definition of the mindset is distinctive because we consider that it is not just a way of thinking - above all it is about taking action. Therefore, we strive to ensure that the mindset is of practical use in healthcare, higher education and local government.
To help you to start to become more entrepreneurial we have developed a mnemonic, based on a systematic analysis of published research. Each letter of the world MINDSET corresponds to 1 essential behaviour of the entrepreneurial mindset that you can learn to integrate into your work.
meet a real need
actions associated with this behaviour: - understand real needs, provide solutions that people value, be ultra responsive to feedback, make a difference in people’s lives, contribute to solving the big societal challenges
actions: - be open to ideas for change, help to create options for change, anticipate and overcome likely obstacles to change, be ambitious to go beyond incremental change, disrupt
actions: - comply with regulations and professional standards, act ethically at all times, be decisive, don’t avoid difficult issues, and persevere when the going gets tough
dare to take a risk
actions: - say what you really think, challenge the status quo, be prepared to put yourself on the line, embrace ambiguity & complexity, and learn from failure
see the big picture
actions: - see things from others' points of view, be a team player, understand your part in your organisation's strategy, engage with the local ecosystem, and anticipate the future of your industry/sector
exercise for productivity
actions: - improve your financial literacy, learn how to make creative use of resources, find how to make smart use of technology, develop robust decision making processes for stopping activities, and repeatedly trial/refine/perfect new ways of working
take the initiative
actions: - assume personal responsibility, show a spark of initiative, have a sense of urgency, motivate yourself and others, and become an inspiring role-model