I frequently scan Tom Peter’s blog: The latest headlines on stuff that matters. It offers 10 to 20 references a day on stories about businesses and organizations. When I saw the headline on Seven Characteristics of Highly Effective Entrepreneurial Employees I quickly clicked to the link. It was a short Boston Business Journal reprint of a 2-page article by Joe Hadzima from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
I encourage you to read the article yourself especially if you work with or look for highly effective entrepreneurial employees. Here is Joe’s list:
1. Ability to deal with risk
2. Results oriented
4. Growth potential
5. Team player
6. Multitasking ability
7. Improvement oriented
Joe refers to the highly effective employee as having the “Right Stuff.” In regards to energy, The Right Stuff employee has high levels of enthusiasm and energy. The Right Stuff employee consistently generates output that is higher than could be reasonably expected. The Right Stuff employee is fully committed to the organization, its goals and overall success.
The strength-based leader is able to select employees with abundant energy and then the leader is able to unleash that energy in pursuit of results for the employee and the organization. Click here to read the article.
Learning to manage energy more efficiently and intelligently has a unique transformative power, both individually and organizationally.
Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz