Entrepreneurial Leadership: What Is It?

What is true Entrepreneurial Leadership

What Does Entrepreneurial Leadership Mean To You?

Entrepreneurial leadership is a distinct behavioral form of managerial leadership. In the modern world, the business landscape is ever changing and ever evolving as individuals glean from the history books, conferences, seminars, and input from mentors. As a result, managerial expertise has become a leadership must-have. I would venture to say that leadership is the primary force behind successful and effective change.

Leaders empower their employees to act upon the vision that they have set for the company. Leaders execute this empowerment through inspiration, employee development, networking, and the complex web of goal-oriented relationships. These tools help entrepreneurial leaders achieve greater success in achieving their organization’s goals and changing the world around them. Beyond the tools, entrepreneurial leaders are separated from others by their mindset, vision, and innovation.

What are the specific attributes of an entrepreneurial leader?

Effective entrepreneurial leaders must have the realization that they are self-employed. This realization shapes the leaders’ attitudes which directly affects their behaviors. A successful entrepreneurial leader:
Takes initiative toward company development and activities. Action is contagious. When the organization sees their entrepreneurial leader taking strides toward goals, supportive team members follow suit and help the leader achieve these goals.
Demonstrates creativity, innovation, curiosity, eagerness for new opportunities, and pursuit of their dreams.
Takes risks in their pursuits through both strategic direction and inspiration for their staff.
Takes responsibility for the failures of their team, view failures as learning opportunities for future success, and strategize about advancements towards future achievements.
Instills confidence to think, act, and inspire others to achieve entrepreneurial excellence to advance the organization toward deeper levels of growth.

What is the Entrepreneurial Leadership mindset?

If you haven’t learned it yet, it is about time you have. “The venture mindset is fundamentally different than the established corporate shared values mindset.” Entrepreneurial leadership demands a culture of independance, action, trust, and inspiration while the corporate world mandates responsibility, control, and loyalty. Entrepreneurial leadership requires speed. This is a component of agility, experimentation, creativity, adaptation, and rapid response towards trend-setting innovation. Corporate business culture entails review and analysis of the facts and a willingness to sacrifice speed of innovation for meticulous thoroughness. Leaders tend to excel one of these two mindsets.

What is an Entrepreneurial Leadership Oriented Vision?

Vision is important. Without dedication to a vision, leaders and teams alike wander aloof and waver in the tempest of trials. An entrepreneurial leader’s vision should be summed up into a short and inspiring statement. The concept is to set a challenging and stretching goal that gives employees vast freedom in finding ways to achieve said vision. Simultaneously, the vision’s message should communicate the desire to grow; flat-lining is not an option.

What is Entrepreneurial Leadership’s Innovation?

As an entrepreneur, an entrepreneurial leader’s innovation is where creativity meets value-creating or profitable business activities. Entrepreneurial leadership innovation is a delicate and trying process which requires tenacity and finesse. Entrepreneurial leaders promote out-of-the-box thinking, which fosters new ideas and the commercialization of these new ideas. This thinking resembles a relaxed-control process. Relaxed control provides a relaxed and free environment for idea generation, collaborative problem solving, and free exploration. Simultaneously, relaxed-control introduces a tightly controlled testing and measurement component to ideas selected for testing. Relaxed creativity pervades the early stages of this process while controlled testing dominates the later stages. The trick to entrepreneurial leadership’s innovation is to maintain balance. Entrepreneurial leaders who stick to the early stages tend to generate loads of great ideas but lack the follow through to see them come to fruition. They could also be plagued with the inability to commercialize them. Alternatively, those who rule too tightly through control stifle all creativity from their organization and demote innovation into extensions of current commercialized products or services.

Each of these traits of entrepreneurial leadership may be developed regardless of your initial aptitude. Take a few moments to take stock of your personal entrepreneurial leadership skills in your personal reflection time. Whether you are launching your first venture or are a seasoned entrepreneurial vet, my hope is that this list inspires your growth and development. Happy entrepreneuring to you!

Master Time Success

Master Time Success Keys

Master Time Success Through Work And Leisure

My name is Rick Morsovillo and I have discovered how many entrepreneurs with similar ideals and routines are able to schedule their success.  I have written this blog as part of a series to assist you with learning how to scheduling success. If you want to catch up read Master Success By Scheduling Your Success, Master Success Habits, and Master Schedule Success.

Master Time Success By Taking work seriously

The most successful entrepreneurs see tremendous value in what they do everyday. They believe in their work and the change they are bringing to the world. It can be very difficult to be productive and become successful if you truly do not believe that your work is important.

Master Time Success Tip: Plan for a little extra time at the end of every week to review all of your goals and assess your progress towards achieving them. This will not only help you achieve your objectives, but more importantly, it will encourage you to believe in them.

Master Time Success By Finding Time to Relax

Obsessing over work while you are not at the office or incapable of making a change only wears you down. Additionally, it can make you less productive when you return to work! I remember having to write papers for school when I was younger. I remember sitting there for so long as I stared at the wall and pondered over how much I did not want to write the assignment. Once I started writing, it was not so bad. But because I had wasted so much time, the task had taken so much longer than it should have. My advice to you: leave work at work. Kick your feet up, let your hair down, and do not forget to enjoy time with family and friends.

Master Time Success Tip: Plan for at least one day per week of fun and relaxation. Use this day to sleep in, spend some time on yourself, and have fun! On this day, do not look at your email inbox, open any mail, open your invoicing system, or go to the office.

Well that is it for this series, again, my name is Rick Morsovillo. Thank you for taking the time to read this series. I hope you find it helpful! Below is a quick recap for you on each of the 8 steps to scheduling success for your life.

1 – The Morning Routine

2 – Be Adaptable

3 – Work When the Inspiration Hits

4 – Do the Important Stuff First

5 – Maintain 1 Schedule

6 – Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

7 – Take work seriously

8 – Find Time to Relax



Rick Morsovillo

Master Success Habits

Master Success Habits Are Powerful

How You Can Master Success Habits Through The Habits of Successful People

Many successful entrepreneurs have learned master success habits. They have developed their methods based on their own habits that have created success for them. Have you ever tried to incorporate their habits into your life? My name is Rick Morsovillo and I have discovered how to master my success by studying other successful entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs have similar ideals and routines which increases their success. This blog is part two of a four-part blog on the habits and routines of successful entrepreneurs.  If you have not already done so, read up on the previous blog in this series Master Success By Scheduling Your Success.

Successful Entrepreneurs Master Success Habits By Feeding Their Brains 

Tony Robbins, Motivational Speaker and Peak Performance Coach, has this to say about his daily learning habit. “Years ago I got hooked on a habit that turned out to be one of the most valuable of my life: reading at least 30 minutes a day. Jim Rohn, one of my teachers, told me that reading something of substance, something of value, something that was nourishing, something that taught you distinctions, was more important than eating. ‘Miss a meal,’ he said, ‘but don’t miss your reading.’ Remember: leaders are readers.”

Full disclosure: this one is tough for even me because I am not a big reader. However,  I recognize that when I do read or listen to an audio clip it does reframe my perspective and give me new ideas for old problems.  

Master Success Habits Tip: Listen to YouTube clips or podcasts of motivational speakers like Tony Robbins in the car on your way to work.  Even if it’s just five to 10 minutes, it’s still habit-forming and you will get benefits.

Successful Entrepreneurs Master Success Habits By Practicing The Art Of Listening

In the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey writes, “most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”  When a new situation arises, I find I need to hear what’s going on from every angle possible. Only then can can I assess it in its entirety and understand how I can bring it to positive resolution.  I have learned that if I am crafting my response while the other person is talking, I usually miss a piece or it takes longer to bring the situation to a close.  

Master Success Habits Tip: Get into the habit of delaying problem-solving mode until you can get a full picture of situations.  Use phrases like, “I have to process this” to give yourself some time to think things through.


Again, my name is Rick Morsovillo and I am an entrepreneur from Springfield, Missouri. If you want to know more on mastering your success, check out the next blog in this series entitled Mastering Schedule Success. I hope you find this blog series helpful!

Master Success By Scheduling Your Success

Master Success Meter

Is It Possible To Truly Master Success?

Have you ever wanted to literally master success, but wondered if you really could? My name is Rick Morsovillo and I have discovered that many successful entrepreneurs have similar routines and schedules which are an integral part in their successful everyday lives. This blog is Part One of a four-part blog on the habits and routines of entrepreneurs that have mastered their success.

Entrepreneurs Master Success By Having A Morning Routine

Author Laura Vanderkam recently conducted a study on the schedules of high achievers. She discovered that almost all of them scheduled their success. They got up early and had a morning routine. Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group, is a huge advocate of taking control of your productivity in the mornings. Tony Robbins, Peak Performance Coach, calls that morning time “The Hour of Power.”

Getting up early and completing a morning routine has lots of benefits. Walking into a work day fully alert helps ready the entrepreneur for the demands of the day. Accomplishing small personal and professional goals before work is a mood booster and small pieces of evidence for achieving success. For example, my morning mood-boosting routine involves waking up and drinking two glasses of water, making a cup of green tea and then working out.  

Master Success Tip: Consider scheduling time to achieve quick, easy personal and/or professional goals before work rather than after work.

Entrepreneurs Master Success By Knowing When To Schedule For Problem-Solving

Dealing with problems is a big part of being a successful entrepreneur. Some problems need to be handled at the moment they arise. Others problems can wait for solutions. To master success you need to get dialed into your personal problem-solving habits. My timing for problem-solving depends on both internal and external factors. There are times when I feel more prepared to be solutions oriented than others. For example, if I have not slept well, I will not deal with a problem until I am fresh. In these cases, I will allocate time the next morning, after my workout  when I am fresh.  Sometimes the solution requires collaboration.  In these cases  I have to be aware of my team and their schedules.   There are other times when I don’t know about problems. Scheduling regular department meetings gives the team an opportunity to bring them up and allocate time for solutions.

Master Success Tip: Schedule status meetings with your teams. Know the internal and external factors that impact your ability to effectively deal with problems and plan accordingly.  

Again, my name is Rick Morsovillo and I am an entrepreneur in Springfield, Missouri. Want More? Read the next blog in this series, Master Success Habits to truly master success. I hope you find this blog series helpful!

3 Brilliant Tips On Accomplishment

3 Outstanding Tips On Accomplishment From Rick Morsovillo

Rick Morsovillo on Accomplishment

We all have strengths that underlie the story of our lives. One of mine is the ability to accomplish things. If the ability to accomplish is not a strength of yours, it’s ok – we are not all great at everything. Here are a few tips on accomplishment in seeing an idea through that have been helpful for me in getting things done.

Tip On Accomplishment #1: Keep the Vision Clear.

Whether it’s a starting new business unit or managing a small project, it’s important that the end goal stays in focus.  This becomes the lens you look through when you need to make decisions. For example, in order to score the goal in hockey, I have to make decisions on the ice that get me closer to the net, not farther away.

Tip On Accomplishment #2: Qualify the Advice-Giver.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but it doesn’t mean that their advice is best applied in accomplishing your particular goal. Or if it’s a team goal, it doesn’t mean that their opinions serve the good of project. A lot of people take in advice and then feel obligated to act on it. Advice givers, including myself, offer advice for many reasons – to be helpful, out of concern and sometimes to be self-serving. For example, as a hockey coach I want my team to be successful. Throughout the season I receive a lot of advice about which players should get the most ice time. I assess the words as much as who is speaking them to decide whether it will help me accomplish my goal. Then I act, or not.

Tip On Accomplishment #3: Celebrate!

What’s accomplishment without some sort of recognition of it? It can be as simple as a private pat on your own back or as elaborate as a party.

In the end, it’s the sense of accomplishment – that feeling of having completed something – that keeps me motivated to get things done. So for those who don’t think it’s a strength of yours I leave you with this last thought. Practice makes perfect.

I hope you found my tips on accomplishment helpful. If you think of any additional tips that you would like to share with me or others, please send me the feedback using the form to the left. Again, my name is Rick Morsovillo and thanks again for taking the time to read my blog.

What Drives an Entrepreneur Part 2

What Drives an Entrepreneur P.2

What drives an entrepreneur part 2

Hey there, my name is Rick Morsovillo and this is the second installment in my series on what motivates an entrepreneur to do what they do. Is it money? Success? Autonomy? Or do entrepreneurs just have big egos? In this blog, I discuss what I found when I asked a number of my entrepreneurial friends. Click here, to read part 1.

6. Family

So many entrepreneurs enjoy the simple fact that their family can be an integral part of their business. Many more enjoy the luxury to be as involved in their family as they want. I love that I get to be a coach to my son and his friends. I love that I can pick up the phone whenever I want to talk with my wife, and I don’t have to worry about my boss getting upset with me. My family knows that my work is important, and they support me in that. In turn, I feel a strong desire to support them in the things that matter most to them.

7. Change

Several entrepreneurs enjoy the ability to be an active proponent of change and efficiency. As a consultant, I work hard to help my clients increase proficiency and maximize their businesses’ potentials. With certainty, I can say that what I do makes a change for the better of my clients. So many other entrepreneurs enjoy this truth too.

8. Legacy

Most entrepreneurs are building their legacies every single day. This is the freedom of opportunity available to any entrepreneur. The legacy I gladly leave to my children is this: hard work and perseverance lead to financial success. I am a big proponent of people being able to pursue their dreams. I would highly encourage all entrepreneurially minded individuals to identify the legacy that they want to leave. Then, find a business solution that will assist them in obtaining that legacy.

9. Achievement

Entrepreneurs are no strangers to achievement. Every bit of success is related to a good business decision on their part. I love the personal sense of accomplishment that comes every day as I pursue my dreams and achieve the reality that I seek.

10. Control

Many entrepreneurs are driven by the security that comes with having full control of what they do. Every individual gets to determine how hard they work. As an entrepreneur, I am empowered to set my own schedule, accomplish my own tasks, and be in control of everything I do.

I’m a major believer that cash is not what drives individuals to work hard. On the off chance that you need effective, and successful employees, think of what drives you to be successful. Is it opportunity, adaptability, social obligation, or the capacity to do incredible work? Give your workforce chances to flourish in these regions, and you won’t need to manage employees who are spurred just by cash. In the same light, discover what motivates you, and pursue that with the utmost dedication.

This blog is a two-part series that I have enjoyed studying and writing. Click here to read What Drives An Entrepreneur P.1!

Again, my name is Rick Morsovillo and this blog details my findings of what motivates entrepreneurs to do what they do. Click here to return to Rick Morsovillo’s blogs.

What Drives an Entrepreneur Part 1

What Drives an Entrepreneur P.1

What drives an entrepreneur part 1

Hey there, my name is Rick Morsovillo and in my time as an entrepreneur, I have had the opportunity to discuss the many motivational factors and reasons as to why an individual would embrace the risks associated with becoming an entrepreneur. Is it money? Success? Autonomy? Or do entrepreneurs just have big egos?

Being a business person myself, I needed to know why others work with tireless devotion. For me, I’ve realized it’s not just about the cash, although cash is a great benefit. So is it the same for others? What I found was that there are many motivators behind business persons and their drive for entrepreneurial success.

If not cash, what are business visionaries driven by? This article discusses the 10 most common reasons that I have identified.

1. Opportunity

To many entrepreneurs, opportunity is king. Many entrepreneurs love the opportunities they have to set their own schedule, pursue their passions, hire staff to handle the aspects of their business they want to avoid, and love the lives they lead. I absolutely love the ability I have to be a father to my children and to be a part of their lives. I love the fact that I can support my family and be a provider for my wife in all of the ways that she looks to me to sustain our family. Additionally, I love that I get to work through my strengths in helping businesses succeed to meet my family’s financial needs. Most importantly, I can spend as much time with my family as I want.

2. Self-Rule

A few business people just need to keep away from the everyday routine. As an entrepreneur, I get to be independent and take the job opportunities that I want. I do not have to fulfill the traditional 8-5 job while working for someone else. Essentially, I get to be my own boss.

3. Freedom

Many entrepreneurs enjoy the freedom that comes with choosing their own daily tasks, and they get to pick when to fulfill their “office” time. Through my company, E&M Management, I have the flexibility to choose which companies I consult and to which companies I provide services. Additionally, many entrepreneurs enjoy being able to service companies with similar values.

4. Obligation to society

So many entrepreneurs enjoy their ability to service and assist other companies in making the world a better place. Many entrepreneurs incorporate this driving force into the mission and vision of their companies; quite a few of the most profitable businesses got their starts from driven entrepreneurs. I would highly encourage any business-minded person that wants to impact the world: review personal skill sets; start a company that will allow fulfillment of this drive; allow the experience of empowerment that can come from this success.

5. Impact

Who doesn’t enjoy the feeling that what they do matters? Who doesn’t appreciate knowing that they are making a difference in the world? As an entrepreneur, I know that every decision I make has an impact on my business and my life. I get to enjoy the success and fruit of my decisions every single day, and that fact is significant to me.


This blog is a two-part series that I have enjoyed studying and writing. Click here to read What Drives An Entrepreneur P.2!


Again, my name is Rick Morsovillo and this blog details my findings of what motivates entrepreneurs to do what they do. Click here to return to Rick Morsovillo’s blogs.

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