Tell us about yourself/your team.
I work in the GameChanger program at Shell.
Shell GameChanger invests in early stage, radical ideas in energy and provides coaching and incubation to make a proof of concept using fastest route to failure approach. Ideas can be submitted from internal Shell staff or external proponents and are screened based on a their disruptive potential. We provide a 'safe place' for ideas to start by providing access to capital rapidly and easily to anyone with a bright idea. It also provides the organizational space for staff to work on ideas that they have a passion for even in the midst of busyness and also provides guidance to de risk the radical concepts through low-cost experimentation, partnering and other strategies.
What makes you an intrapreneur? What are the skills, capabilities, and personality traits that make you an intrapreneur?
Shell aspires to be the most competitive and innovative energy company. I quickly realized that to achieve this vision will require staff to build capacity and take responsibility to enable an organizational culture that promotes creativity and innovation.
I quickly saw the opportunity to make a difference and approached by manager to sponsor a staff driven capacity building program called EMPOWER to build innovation capacity based on meditation practices that i teach via leadership programs of IAHV.
Like any intrapreneuer, I have humility, resilience, and an ability to co-create shared vision amongst peers. I was also quick to spot an opportunity and secure venture funding to create and demonstrate a sustainable program driven grassroots that solves a organizational challenge.