Being and entrepreneur is exciting, challenging and can be risky! You need to be creative, to be able to hold your nerve and create a high performing team environment.

Being an entrepreneur means you understand your customer needs and innovate new ways that create value. It is a core capability that allows firms to sustain competitive advantage and grow. It is a skill that can be learned and mastered. It can be made a part of an organisations culture but it requires experimentation and uncertainty. It requires looking at customers and markets in new ways and an ability maintain your operation today while directing resources to discover tomorrow’s. Most of all it requires a willingness to challenge the assumptions that may have made the company successful in the first place.

At IDG we believe that by developing the following natural personality traits you can start to think and act like an entrepreneur, these are :

  • Optimism and vision
  • Initiative and desire
  • Drive, persistence and resilience
  • Smart and motivated leadership

Combining these traits with great communication and listening skills, being bold and creative and ultra organised will support your desire for success for your organisation and yourself.

For more information, please contact:

Principal Consultant

David joined IDG in 2006 and is the lead consultant for one of our award winning leadership development programmes. He has worked across a number of industries and sectors including financial services, utilities, retail and engineering and construction.

David designs and delivers Inspirational Finance business simulation board games to clients from a wide variety of industries and his experience includes both line management and learning and development roles. Before joining IDG, he was the Managing Director of a significant business unit within FTC Kaplan.

David is a hugely experienced facilitator and coach. He is also qualified in a number of psychometric tools including SDI and MBTI. As well as being a qualified chartered accountant, he currently holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He has excellent technical knowledge across a broad range of financial markets related topic areas including product based training, all aspects of valuation, financial modelling, corporate finance and equity analysis.

Clients appreciate David’s ability to engage, develop and challenge their talent and do so in a practical and pragmatic business focused way.