Here is a copy of the Intrapreneur's Ten Commandments suitable for printing and putting on the wall. These same ten commandments apply to ecopreneuring and social intrapreneuring.
If anyone would like to contribute a better image of the Intrapreneur's Ten Commandments, please let me know.
To these historical ten today I would add these:
- Ask for advice before asking for resources.
- Express gratitude.
- Build your team; intrapreneuring is not a solo activity.
- Share credit widely.
- Keep the best interests of the company and its customers in mind, especially when you have to bend the rules or circumvent the bureaucracy.
- Don't ask to be fired; even as you bend the rules and act without permission, use all the political skill you and your sponsors can muster to move the project forward without making waves.