So you love your job, but you’d like to take a more active leadership role. It may not be in the cards yet for you to get that promotion, but there is a way to accommodate the entrepreneur in you without actually taking the self-employment leap.
Intrapreneurship, or the concept of behaving like an entrepreneur while within an already existing company, is a great way to get your practice in while a full-time employee.
Brazen Careerist offers tips on just how to do that.
Coined way back in the 70s by Gifford Pinchot, the term intrapreneur covers anyone involved in shaking up a stale business culture to bring in innovation and get cool stuff done. And itâ€™s a natural option for young, idealistic, entrepreneur-idolizing young people, according to a recent post by careers author Alexandra Levit on the American Express OPEN Forum blog. But despite the long pedigree of the idea and its obvious advantages, â€śentrepreneurs tend to think of going in-house as selling out,â€ť concedes Levit.
Finding another outlet: But Levit begs to differ with those that are down on intrapreneurship. She quotes Ingrid Vanderveldt, an entrepreneur-in-residence at Dell: â€śIntrapreneurship can be just as impactful and certainly just as critical as entrepreneurship. That same drive, creativity and passion for growth that entrepreneurs have can be used inside a company to benefit customers and team members.â€ť