Entrepreneurial Leaders

Complete Ownership of a Problem

Entrepreneurial leaders are motivated by the finished product. They are visionary and adaptable. In order to achieve their goals, they are willing to take acceptable risks and are comfortable with uncertainty. Because they are intensely vested in the final product, an entrepreneurial leader exerts power and control as a way to completely own the problem.

Motivated by Uncertainty

Entrepreneurial leaders are not necessarily more risk-seeking than traditional managers. But, they are more comfortable with uncertainty, knowing that the path to the final product might not be straight or narrow. Exploring different alternatives and accepting failure for its learning value characterize an entrepreneurial leader’s approach to uncertainty.


All of us can benefit from mastering skills of persuasion and negotiation. But entrepreneurial leaders excel at selling their ideas to both their team members and sponsors. They have an uncanny ability to demonstrate and convince others of the value in their concepts, obtaining funding to pursue these goals. Entrepreneurial leaders are not hard-nosed salespeople, but use their passion, motivation, and charisma to convince others that their path of action is the right one.

Entrepreneurial Leaders Skills

Not every job needs to be staffed by an entrepreneurial leader. Manufacturing, marketing, and accounting need conventional managers to lead these functions with a focus on operational excellence. Quality, predictability, and cost-effectiveness are the focus.

How Do You Become an Entrepreneurial Leader?

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About Me

I am inspired by writing, teaching, and coaching. I tackle life with an infusion of rigor, zeal, and faith. It brings me joy to help you build innovation leaders. Teresa Jurgens-Kowal is an experienced innovation professional with a passion for lifelong learning with a PhD in Chemical Engineering and an MBA in Computer and Information Decision Making. My credentials include PE (State of Louisiana), NPDP, PMP®, and CPEM, and I am a DiSC® certified facilitator. Contact me at info@simple-pdh.com or area code 281 + phone 280–8717 for more information on coaching for entrepreneurs and innovators.



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Teresa Kowal

Teresa Kowal


I tackle life with an infusion of rigor, zeal, and faith. My passion is innovation and helping others improve their new product development ecosystems.