Be More Entrepreneurial At Work
Entrepreneurship is a major fascination of our times. We often think of entrepreneurs as bold risk-takers with completely original ideas, but we all can benefit from thinking like an entrepreneur: generating new ideas, understanding what customers need, and constantly evaluating the end product to look for improvements.
In this workshop you will become a blue-sky dreamer, a hard-headed pragmatist and a rigorous critic. You'll come up with, and test, new ideas with real-world applications. You’ll cultivate skills for seeing opportunities around you. You’ll engage in critical self-reflection, learning about your strengths and weaknesses. We'll also look at ways of dealing with the things that get in the way of action, not least our misguided ideas about failure.
Even if you don't want to work for yourself, you can still think like an entrepreneur. This workshop is designed for anyone seeking to turn an idea into a finished product or profitable venture; for individuals required to innovate within a larger company, and for employees and leaders wishing to cultivate the skills of self-motivation, creativity and pro-activity.
In this business workshop, we:
- Explore a proven method to generate innovative commercial ideas;
- Learn how to prototype your ideas to test functionality and market potential;
- Learn storytelling techniques to connect emotionally with your audience;
- Consider the benefits and challenges of failure and how to use it as an opportunity for growth;
- Practise using empathy to uncover what our potential customers would really love;
- Learn how to use the insights of entrepreneurship to take our creative work to the next level;
- Consider the role of higher needs in the development of new ideas and products.
9.00 Tea, coffee and pastries
9.30 Workshop commences
11.15 Break (times vary)
13.00 Workshop concludes
'The best way to have good ideas is to have lots of ideas – and then throw away the bad ones.'
— Linus Pauling
Eyal Halamish has been an activist, lobbyist, political staffer, management consultant for Fortune 500 companies in banking and mining and a social entrepreneur. He is currently the CEO of OurSay, an organisation which helps leaders level with their communities with easy to use technologies. His organisation has received a Crikey Media Innovation Award and the International Association of Public Participation Core Values Award in 2013 for helping civic leaders make relevant decisions by keeping their communities close. Eyal is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Sandboxer, Unreasonable Institute Fellow, and Center for Sustainability Leadership Fellow. Social change and making a difference is in his blood.
ABOUT BUSINESS WORKSHOPS
Bringing together the expertise of entrepreneurs, psychologists, thought leaders and CEOs, and drawing upon The School of Life’s unique expertise in cultivating emotional intelligence, our Business School workshops will equip you with the tools and strategies needed to thrive in the modern workplace.
THE SCHOOL OF LIFE FOR BUSINESS
At The School of Life, we believe that emotional maturity is the key to better employee performance and engagement. Alongside technical skills, employees need to master a range of sophisticated ‘soft’ emotional skills to be able to better thrive, manage themselves and succeed at their tasks.