Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Zell Entrepreneurship Program

Israel, Class of 2012-13

“The psychology of winning organizations”/ Dr. Amir Kfir, Dana Zelicha

The challenge of building a successful entrepreneurial organization relies fundamentally on the ability of leadership to elicit a total commitment of all members in a group to a shared vision and then to establish a clear structure and road map on how that will be accomplished.

As it is very challenging for entrepreneurs to turn their passion into real profit, their basic requirement is to believe in themselves. In this class, I introduced the first steps for young entrepreneurs to accomplish Self Belief;

  • Be Responsible – Being accountable for what we think, say, and do is significant while establishing a new team and business. Personal responsibility involves working on our own character and skill development rather than blaming others for situations and circumstances. It means choosing to design a lifestyle that honors our values and purpose.
  • Establish Knowledge – We need to stop ‘assuming’ and start ‘knowing’. When you truly ‘know’ something, then you eliminate the need to ‘believe’ in that thing. Using factual knowledge gives you the advantage of credibility and self-confidence. Quit the deceptive beliefs and increase true knowledge with proof!
  • Learn and Improve on a daily-basis – So many people are practicing activities, without actually learning them. When you build your business try to rehearse a behavior over and over, or engage in an activity again and again, for the purpose of improving or mastering it, as in the phrase ‘practice makes perfect’.
  • Enrich Yourself – All ideas start as tiny seeds in a person’s mind. Of course, many of them die quickly. Try to plant as many of these seeds as you can by enriching yourself with media. Listen to music, watch videos, read books, analyze articles and try new things every day.
  • Overcome Obstacles – Identify the limiting belief that you want to change. What beliefs are keeping you from achieving the success you desire? Determine how the belief is limiting you. Decide how you want to be, act or feel.
  • Make short-time Sacrifice – Just because something isn’t happening for you right now, doesn’t mean that it will never happen. Learn to be patient and be careful of enthusiasm.

Become a source of inspiration!