Employees at every level of the organization need to take initiative—to conceive, to inspire, and to initiate change. In short, to lead. What is needed today, more than ever before, is entrepreneurial leadership. Entrepreneurial leaders think and act in a way that is opportunity obsessed—constantly looking for unfulfilled needs, gaps in service or product, and broken processes; holistic in nature—seeking integrated solutions that do not ignore consequences for other parts of the organization; and leadership balanced for the purpose of value creation—not just change for change’s sake, but to create measurable value for the enterprise.
There is no world-wide shortage of advice about leadership, yet it remains no less difficult to do well.