Five Critical Skills That Entrepreneurs Need

What are the five critical skills entrepreneurs need in order to be successful?

According to serial entrepreneur, executive, technical innovator, and author Jerry Kaplan it’s the following:

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Skill 1: Leadership

An ability to build consensus in the face of uncertainty.

Skill 2: Communication

The ability to keep a clear and consistent message.

Skill 3: Decision Making

Or more importantly, knowing when to make a decision.

Skill 4: Being a Good Team Player

Knowing when to trust and when to delegate.

Skill 5: Ability to Telescope

To focus in on the details and then move back to the bigger picture.

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Source: http://edcorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=366

Did Jerry hit on the critical skills needed to be an entrepreneur? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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