Cirrus CEO Dr Simon Hayward highlights why agility is a critical life skill for today’s entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs must rely on a broad set of skills if they are to out run the competition in today’s business environment. There are basic skills needed to plan, finance and market a new business, which they can research and do some training in, as well as some key life skills, that can’t be taught, but can be developed and practised, and will give them the edge in overcoming the many challenges they will face.

Being agile enables you to react quickly and decisively so that you can adapt to rapidly changing situations, seize new opportunities and stay ahead of the competition.

“Agile entrepreneurs appreciate the need to experiment, to fail fast if that is the result of the experiment, and to learn to improve the odds the next time,” says Dr Simon Hayward, CEO of leadership development consultancy Cirrus. “Continuous improvement and assimilating new ways of thinking, being and performing, are at the heart of the agile leader’s mindset.”

© Forbes 2019

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