How Do You See Yourself?
Most entrepreneurial business owners see their �business
personalities� in distinct terms, according to the latest survey by
Open Small Business Network, American Express Company�s
When asked to choose, 34% of the owners in the survey characterized
themselves as managers, or big picture people, who like making
things run smoothly and improving how employees work together. They
enjoy the operational part of the business.
Second, at 27%, came what the poll labeled the heroes, or those who
take to solving the difficult problems facing a company. Next, at
16%, were the rainmakers who find new business, while 11% of the
owners see themselves as artists, more involved in creating products
than running the business
Only 4% of those surveyed would characterize themselves as
mavericks, or risk-takers, those who sometimes take up projects for
the sense of adventure alone.
Owners were also asked what their No.1 pet-peeve was regarding
employees. Although the largest percentage (35%) didn�t have any one
pet peeve, for those who did, showing up late for work and lack of
initiative were at the top of the list.