What do you think is the most important characteristic an entrepreneur should have?
My column in this week's Financial Post looks at the biggest challenge facing growth-oriented entrepreneurs. To my mind, it’s learning: constantly seeking new and better way to handle the challenges that no one (and no school) ever prepared you for.
There's only one way the entrepreneur who built a business can lead that company in so many new directions: you have to be a lifelong learner. You have to "park" your past successes and become a humble, willing student.
Sounds easy. But I meet many entrepreneurs who act as if success has immunized them from the inconvenience of learning new things. Worse, their need to be perceived as the all-knowing leader prevents them from asking for help, seeking out contrary ideas, or exploring new opportunities like a rookie. Taking a course or learning new skills is for subordinates, not for the king (or queen) of the corner office.
Read the full story here.
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