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Leadership

Jana Matthews and Jeff Dennis

in Lessons From the Edge

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780195168259
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849734 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168259.003.0002
Leadership

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More often than not, entrepreneurs are more concerned with the innovation of products and selling and distributing these products when starting businesses. The leadership aspect is usually undermined as entrepreneurs fail to consider the vision, mission, and culture of the company, let alone managing human resources, attaining outside investments, and planning ahead for the growth of the company. Being a leader is difficult especially as the roles and duties of a leader changes as the company undergoes further development. Though the leadership style may be important, entrepreneurs must not forget this fundamental principle: one has fully understood what it means to be—specifically the roles and responsibilities—of a leader.

Keywords: entrepreneurs; leadership; leader; vision; mission; company culture; planning; company growth

Chapter.  16667 words. 

Subjects: Innovation

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