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Developing my scores and entrepreneur type

Each section of the ESI report contains general development and insight data to help you understand some of the interaction between the different scores.

Everyone receives an Entrepreneur Type which sits on a 3x3 grid:

When looking at the development of specific skills and traits it’s important to keep this overall context in mind at a top level. For those wanting to develop their entrepreneurial capability they should be mindful of what type of development is most suited to their role, business, or goals and how they or other team members might achieve development:


Improving along one index at a time


Improving along both indices simultaneously


A backwards step along one index at a time


Moving backwards along both 


To apply the development analysis to you and your team we recommend the following steps:

  1. Evaluate your role in the business, the business ambitions, and the goals you/the business need to achieve
  2. Determine the most relevant development pathway (above) considering both your appetite to change and how ready the business is to receive that change
  3. Review the underlying scores of the elements that make up your index scores
  4. Reflect on (i) strengths that can be built on, and (ii) relative weaknesses to focus improvement (bearing in mind the appetite at 2. it is far easier to enhance strengths than overcome inherent weaknesses)
  5. Act upon the relevant Development Analysis in the ESI Report and develop an action plan ensuring any objective are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timed)