Faculty Scholarship 1994 - Present

Self-Leadership: A Process for Entrepreneurial Success

Our purpose in this paper is to provide a comprehensive examination of recent research into individual differences in order to better understand the future promise of self-leadership as a concept and a research subject for entrepreneurship. We briefly present a description of self-leadership research and then proceed to describe and contrast the self-leadership concept relative to other related motivational and self-influence constructs including: optimism, happiness, psychological flow, consciousness, personality models, self-monitoring, the need for autonomy, emotional intelligence, and diversity factors including age, gender, and cultural differences, and the work-life interface. We relate these concepts to entrepreneurship and conclude with suggestions for future research on the relationships between self-leadership, individual differences and entrepreneurship.