“Entrepreneurial talent is in great demand,” agree both government officials and business executives. Successful entrepreneurs bring innovation to life by implementing creative ideas. Talented entrepreneurs thus are important players in the economic success and prosperity of any country. In spite of a great societal demand on and importance of entrepreneurial talents, nobody trains us on how to discover and develop them in ourselves and how to manage them inside and outside organizations. Entrepreneurial talent is not about a business plan or a venture capital for financing a start-up. Entrepreneurial talent is something significantly more fundamental. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to learn:


What Is It All About?

  • Who is a gifted entrepreneur?
  • Why are talented entrepreneurs in great demand?
  • What is a difference between entrepreneurs in private and public organizations?

How Is It Developed?

  • Early signs of entrepreneurial giftedness
  • Developmental trajectory of entrepreneurial talent
  • The difference between “entrepreneurial potential” and “entrepreneurial fulfilment”

Micro- and Macro-Social Influences on Entrepreneurial Giftedness

  • “Nuclear” and extended family
  • “Significant others” and role models
  • Contemporary Zeitgeist

The Nature of Entrepreneurial Talent based on the study of famous entrepreneurs

  • Unique vision (Michael Dell, Fred Smith)
  • Knowledge bases (Bill Gates, Akio Morita)
  • Compensatory mechanisms (Richard Branson, Steve Jobs)
  • Specific feelings (Michael Dell, Richard Branson)
  • Practical intelligence (Andy Grove, Larry Ellison)

. . . and more

Self-Assessment of Your Entrepreneurial Gifts

  • Self-esteem aspects
  • Personality characteristics
  • Creative abilities
  • Executive capabilities

. . . and more

Lessons from Talented Entrepreneurs on How to Be Successful

  • Great ideas and how to have them
  • Highly competent employees and where to find them
  • How to create a desirable working atmosphere
  • How to deal with uncertainty
  • How to turn barriers into facilitators of your success
  • On implementation issues

. . . and more 

 . . . and What?

  • Your combination of entrepreneurial talents
  • Your personal equation for entrepreneurial success


  • What constitutes entrepreneurial talent
  • What the early signs of entrepreneurial giftedness are
  • How entrepreneurial talent is measured
  • What lessons from renowned entrepreneurs are
  • When, where, and how to use winning strategies of successful entrepreneurs
  • How well-known entrepreneurs overcome obstacles
  • What the differences between entrepreneurship in public and private sectors are
  • How individual differences determine entrepreneurial success


  • Individuals who want to start their own ventures
  • New or experienced entrepreneurs wishing to learn from great role models—successful entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurs who want to enhance their performance for maximum success
  • CEOs and presidents of start-ups
  • Entrepreneurs who are constantly selling or presenting themselves and their organizations
  • Individuals who want to sharpen their entrepreneurial abilities
  • Entrepreneurs wishing to develop their leadership competencies
  • HR professionals
  • Managers in the public sector and non-profit organizations wishing to act in an entrepreneurial way at their workplace
  • Team leaders, project managers, and supervisors who want to improve their performance by learning from famous entrepreneurs
  • Individuals wishing to understand whether they possess a unique entrepreneurial talent
  • Politicians who are inspired to be entrepreneurial political leaders