Presentation on theme: "Characteristics and Contributions"— Presentation transcript:
1 Characteristics and Contributions Enterprising PeopleCharacteristics and Contributions
2 Enterprising People What is an enterprising person? Enterprising People – are people who demonstrate many of the characteristics of entrepreneurs. They can make things happen. They may pursue their visions as intrapreneurs, or they may try to accomplish their goals in their spare time. Many enterprising people are agents of social change. They respond to needs and wants in order to improve the lives of others or to contribute to the community.
3 Intrapreneurship What is intrapreneurship? Intrapreneurs – people who are entrepreneurial or enterprising within a corporation or organization.
4 Examples of Enterprising People Terry Fox – Run for CancerJune Callwood – Home for Abused WomenHerb Carnegie – Future AcesRick Hansen – World Motion Tour for HandicappedArthur Fry – 3M post-itLee Iacocca – Chrysler mini vanSarah McLachlan – Lilith Fair TourPeter Dalglish – Street Kids International
5 Examples of Enterprising People Terry FoxTerry Fox set out to raise money for cancer research by running across Canada. He single handedly raised close to $24 million with his Marathon of Hope. What characteristics did Terry exhibit?
6 Examples of Enterprising People June CallwoodJune Callwood was a Canadian journalist, author, and social activist. She has founded many youth hostels and women’s shelter’s in Toronto and the GTA. What characteristics did June exhibit?
7 Examples of Enterprising People Arthur FryArthur Fry was a US scientist and inventor. While working at 3M he created the post-it-note in 1974 and it was released to the general market in They are now sold in over 100 countries. What characteristics did Arthur exhibit?
8 Examples of Enterprising People Rick HansenRick Hansen was born on August 26, At age 15 he was in a fatal car crash and suffered a spinal cord injury. He began the Man in Motion tour on March 21, The purpose of the tour was to raise funds for spinal cord research. He logged over 40,000km through 34 countries (4 continents) and raised $26 million dollars.
9 Characteristics of Enterprising People Strong-WilledStatus-ConsciousAmbitiousCompetitiveSociableTalkativeWittyArgumentativeAdventurous
10 Your Enterprising Skills On your hand out make a list of your own enterprising skillsBe sure to list at least 5 skills, think of school, sports teams, extra-curricular hobbies, part-time jobs, etc.
11 What Motivates Enterprising People MoneySome wish to work in large corporations with lots of chances for advancementSecuritySome choose to work in a sector where there is little chance for job loss if you perform wellMeaningful WorkSome really want to help others, or make a differenceLearning New SkillsSome wish to better themselves within an organization
12 Ways a Corporation can Encourage Employees to be Enterprising People Profit sharinge.g., Chez Piggy’s restaurant – Kingston, E.D. SmithTeam conceptSuggestion boxe.g., High Schools, General Motors, Hondae.g., 3M – creative groups for new ideasStock purchase plane.g., Canadian TirePay for courses employees take to upgrade skillsEncourage Professional DevelopmentInnovative and fun work environment
13 Provide support for enterprising people Evaluate ideasReward efforts and resultsProvide freedom from constraints (flex hours)Encourage passion and commitmentShare powerReward commitment and innovationBuild teams and collaborative problem solvingLead by exampleCelebrate achievementRecognize effortsEstablish a system to accept ideas and invest in idea generation
14 Personal Benefits of Being an Enterprising Person Wide choice of careers and jobsEnthusiasmEnergyAbility to accomplish tasksAbility to work for a company or open their own businessLeading groups, committees, or organizationsSupervising others
15 Ways To Be Enterprising On your hand out make a list of ways that you have been enterprising, and ways that you can be enterprisingThink about school, jobs, community, friends, etc.
16 Ways in which you can be Enterprising Get involved in your schoolclubs - teams -student council -yearbookschool newspaper - spirit days -helping othersstart a club -start a band - fund raisingGet involved in your communityvolunteer - contribute - help a seniorlisten for problems there may be an opportunitylook for ways to do things bettercreate your own summer jobtalk to local entrepreneurs
17 Independent WorkRead pages in your textAnswer questions 2-7