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 and professional practice. Each letter of the word MINDSET corresponds to 1 essential entrepreneurial goal that you can learn to integrate into your work.
meet a real need
behaviours associated with this goal include: - 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
associated behaviours: - 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
associated behaviours: - 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
associated behaviours: - say what you really think, question the status quo, don't let fear of failure hold you back, learn to cope with uncertainty, be prepared to stand up for what you really believe in.
see the big picture
associated behaviours: - 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
associated behaviours: - improve your financial literacy, learn how to make creative use of resources, find how to make smart use of technology, stop doing everything, repeatedly trial/refine/perfect new ways of working and strive to increase productivity
take the initiative
associated behaviours: - assume personal responsibility, show a spark of initiative, have a sense of urgency, motivate yourself and others, and become an inspiring role-model