Kimmel Education and Research Center


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A portion of a presentation given at the 2009 World Future Conference. Additional slides and a corresponding workbook were also presented.


Entrepreneurial leadership and continuous innovation are vital components of 21st century communities and organizations. Entrepreneurial leaders must realize the importance of environmental, social and global issues while creating an atmosphere of innovation designed to help followers become more entrepreneurial themselves.

Entrepreneurial individuals and teams have the ability to recognize and capitalize on opportunities, innovate, take risks, adapt to rapid change and marshal resources to achieve their goals. When individuals come together as an effective team, they can produce a synergy to meet the demands of a rapidly changing and competitive work environment. Therefore, entrepreneurial leaders must develop entrepreneurial individuals and teams while integrating innovation throughout their organizational culture.

This interactive session will present research-based information on entrepreneurial leaders and teams. The session will also provide opportunities for discussion and active learning designed to increase the entrepreneurial leadership capacity of individuals and teams with a specific focus on innovation.