The Entrepreneurial Mindset of an Executive: Wearing the CEO's Shoes

Updated: Jul 19, 2020

The entrepreneur has got his or her own mindset, a unique one! Most likely, entrepreneur him or herself is the CEO/Managing Director i.e. the TOP official of a firm. Each entrepreneur has his or her own way of doing things other than the standards that are same for all. Understanding the mindset of an entrepreneur is expected to pave the way of wearing his or her shoes and get things done by satisfying the requirements of the TOP. It is being noticed that even senior management people fumble and find themselves in a hot water when they realize that TOP did not like the comment/task that s/he had concluded/finished. This could have not been the situation if it were contemplated earlier by the executive. However, here are some common entrepreneurial mindsets that one may find in most of entrepreneurs/CEOs (TOP) which may vary by individuals' personality:

  1. Never put forward 'problem' before him/her where 'solution' is expected

  2. Avoid uttering 'negative' words

  3. TOP loves 'confidence' and confidence is subject to 'knowledge'

  4. Being 'conservative' in terms of 'financial information' before externals is critical

  5. Have your own best full proof 'preparation' before facing the TOP

  6. 'Understand' why such and such information/data has been sought by the TOP? What 'result/outcome' is being expected by the TOP? And how should I align myself for that?

  7. TOP wants to see your 'love' for his/her love (company). Show it by doing it!

  8. TOP always focuses on 'strengths'; so align yourself both internally and more with externals

  9. Focus on TOP's 'vocabularies'/'wordings' in communication. Use them!

  10. TOP loves 'prompt' calculation. Mastering it very important.

  11. Task/job related 'key' data/information should be remembered.

  12. Try to understand the 'relationship' of the TOP with other people (both internal and external) and align accordingly during communication

  13. TOP has his or her own thumb-rule that s/he may not explicitly utter/communicate. It will be wonderful if someone finds a way to his or her mind to learn that!

  14. If s/he 'speaks' slowly, you should do the same but be a 'rapid-speaker' if s/he is such! It will make your word distill for him/her.

  15. Most often, they always have Plan B. Try to explore it earlier!

  16. They critically look into 'small things': do not make a mistake in small scale.

  17. S/he wants to rely but seldom finds one. No. 16 will create the base.

  18. S/he wants to see the 'reflection' of him/her in terms of 'thinking', 'doing' and 'communicating'

.......... the list may continue and it would be great if you kindly share your experience!

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Writer: Mr. A. Bhuiyan, Experienced Change Management Professional

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