5 Smart Traits of a Successful Intrapreneur
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

You don’t necessarily have to own the business or be the CEO to really be a boss. Intrapreneurship allows employees to take on leadership roles and apply entrepreneurial skills to add value not only to the company they work for but for themselves as a professional, singular brand.

If you can find ways to innovate within your organization and stand out as an employee, you might be on the right path to becoming an intrapreneur. Here are five smart traits, as detailed by Brian Church,  founder and CEO of Ambassadors International, that successful intrapreneurs embody:

1. Entrepreneurial spirit

2. Commitment to innovation

3. Appetite for risk and reward

4. Appetite for competition

5. High confidence and self-esteem

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.

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