When you live an entrepreneurial lifestyle, stopping to smell the roses is never on the “to do” list and time off doesn’t exist!
I have spent a considerable amount of time working with startup companies. These companies all seek to provide one thing: a successful market innovation. Considering the statistics, most entrepreneurs will not succeed or it will take them several attempts before they achieve that level of success. Game-changing market disruptions are generally the exception and not the rule.
The quest to understand human behavior has driven many attempts to capture and interpret the dynamic nature of our personalities. Well-known tools such as the Myers-Briggs and Disc assessments are perfect examples. The problem with these assessments is that they deliver a very static view of who we are in a given situation and never address our underlying stressors and needs that influence our interactions and reactions.
Innovators embody characteristics similar to the best recipes but like all great recipes there is often a secret sauce.
We are all familiar with the term “common sense”, or are we?
You only have one chance to make a great first impression, these moments can set you on a path for success in daily life under the right mix of circumstances. Managing impressions requires an attention to detail regarding how you represent you and your organization.