INTRApreneurs: Ideas to Impact

Opionated. Creative.

You never stay in your lane. Business savvy.

  Unhappy with the job you were given. Entrepreneurial.

IN·TRA·pre·neur/ˌintrəprəˈnər/noun

Individuals working for an organization who display creative or entrepreneurial strengths. Idea person. Desire to be leveraged. Often misunderstood resource.

Do you know an INTRApreneur? Are you an INTRApreneur?

They Call You The “Idea Girl,” Eh?

I was an INTRApreneur for years, although that label is fairly new so I didn’t call myself one. In fact, I really didn’t even think too much about it. I just was who I was.

I was curious about all areas of the company, saw endless opportunities, wanted to help be part of solutions and typically wasn’t afraid to share my ideas. I befriended others like me, but still played nicely with others. As I look back on my career trajectory from an Individual Contributor (someone who is responsible for their...

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Feeling Stuck? 7 Ways to Get Alignment at Work

I work with clients every day and being “out of alignment” is a huge symptom that many articulate.  Chances are you feel like this some of the time too.  Here are 7 ways you can achieve alignment at work.  (These work at home too) 

ALIGNMENT WITH SELF

  1. Take Ownership
    How might your values, view of the world and perspectives of others be shaping the situation or outcome?  If you are behaving in a way that isn’t in line with your own personal beliefs or values, stop now.  I know what it’s like to be under-appreciated, not seen, etc. at work.  You have a part in this too.  Audit your behaviors – what you say, do, how you react – to ensure they align with who you want to be.
  2. Know your own talents.
    What’s your natural state of awesomeness?  What talents do you have, that when invested in will become strengths to be maximized?  Be that.  Do those.
    People who know and leverage their strengths are...
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