On Jun 17, 2020
We hear the word entrepreneur frequently in technology but can these principles be applied to education? My personal experience -- a K12 principal and administrator for over a decade and a CEO of Silicon Valley startups -- tells me that we could and should.
The Wisdom of Educators
First, a disclaimer. Entrepreneurial CEOs can learn a lot from school leaders. Focus on mission, compassion for students, and career commitment are just a few of the many values exemplified by school administrators. CEOs could learn a lot from you. I could do a whole webinar on what you could teach Entrepreneurs - but for today we ask: what lessons you can incorporate from their experience?
What is Entrepreneurial Leadership?
Silicon Valley is filled with entrepreneurs but for many, Silicon Valley is no longer a place but a mindset; an entrepreneurial mindset. So, what does it mean to be an entrepreneur?
In this video, I share what a couple of well-known entrepreneurs – Steve Jobs (Apple) and Reed Hastings (Netflix) - believe are defining values of entrepreneurship.
Being entrepreneurial is about:
- Being Authentic
- Being Passionate
Questions To Ask
As a school administrator, what questions should you ask yourself?
How Do You:- Change the World?
- Ensure Success?
- Innovate and Create?
- Propel Growth?
- Create a Winning Culture?