10. Top Entrepreneurial Creative Skills

This article is a listicle of the top (4-6) key entrepreneurial skills related to creativity with relevant descriptions/examples (planning, management, vision, etc.) which are also related to creative interventions.

Among the several entrepreneurial skills, surely the abilities related to planning, organising and defining the vision of a business, optimising one’s time, focusing on details and prioritising are among the top ones. 

Planning is the process of thinking about the activities required to achieve a desired goal. It involves the creation and maintenance of a plan […] Also, planning has a specific process […] Planning is preparing a sequence of action steps to achieve some specific goal. If a person does it effectively, they can reduce much the necessary time and effort of achieving the goal. A plan is like a map. When following a plan, a person can see how much they have progressed towards their project goal and how far they are from their destination. (Wikipedia) 

PLANNING implies a set of skills enabling you to: 

Surely, there are some “top planning skills” to consider, such as the abilities to be: 

  • analytical (i.e. to analyze and evaluate data and info in order to decide what steps need to be taken),  
  • communicative (i.e. to explain the steps needed to achieve),  
  • decisive (i.e. to decisively make a thoughtful decision),  
  • strong leaders (i.e. to lead oneself and others towards a common goal)  
  • problem-solvers (i.e. to analyze data related to the problem and then offer a solution).  

Planning is a process for creating, testing, refining, and developing ideas as well as reflecting upon and describing how you will attain your goals, helping you to find out if it is worth your considerable investment of time, effort, and energy.

Planning is a process for creating, testing, refining, and developing ideas as well as reflecting upon and describing how you will attain your goals, helping you to find out if it is worth your considerable investment of time, effort, and energy. 

The abilities to plan, coordinate, and organize, as well as to think creatively and innovate, help control your degree of accountability and reduce time-wasting indecision by deciding clear goals and objectives and assessing them to see what the chances are that it will actually achieve those ends. 

Having strong organizational skills generally means that you have the ability to manage your duties through wise planning, to optimize your time, to focus on details, and to prioritize. 

Organizational skills allow seeing a project through smoothly from early planning to final completion.  

Strong organizational skills are closely related to the ability to prioritize because if you do not prioritize tasks to accomplish the most important items first, organizing your activities is relatively pointless because by prioritizing, organized people get their most important tasks completed first to optimize their production.  

The ability to create visions and set goals is essential to your personal and professional life as visions allow you to see yourself at some point in the future, while goals offer a road map to reach these visions. There is nothing more rewarding than having visions, setting goals to reach these visions, and focusing on them as the visions become reality.  

Vision is a managerial competence that involves knowledge and skills in establishing clear and operative visions and goals for the business and a system of measuring the effectiveness of goal attainment.  

Vision is the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom. Well, vision is your “why” that gives you direction and expresses what you believe in (your core values) and what you want in your future (what you want to be), your passion, your motivation, and your inspiration. 

Goal setting involves the development of an action plan designed to motivate and guide a person or group toward a goal. Goal setting can be guided by goal-setting criteria (or rules) such as SMART criteria.  

(Grant, Anthony M., September 2012, "An integrated model of goal-focused coaching: an evidence-based framework for teaching and practice". International Coaching Psychology Review. 7 (2): 146–165)

Take a look at some realistic examples of goals and related visions:

 

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