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					Enterprising People

   Characteristics and
     Contributions
   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.
      Intrapreneurship

 What is intrapreneurship?


 Intrapreneurs – people who are
  entrepreneurial or enterprising within a
  corporation or organization.
Examples of Enterprising
       People
   Terry Fox – Run for Cancer
   June Callwood – Home for Abused Women
   Herb Carnegie – Future Aces
   Rick Hansen – World Motion Tour for
    Handicapped
   Arthur Fry – 3M post-it
   Lee Iacocca – Chrysler mini van
   Sarah McLachlan – Lilith Fair Tour
   Peter Dalglish – Street Kids International
Examples of Enterprising
People
  Terry Fox




  Terry 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?
Examples of Enterprising
People
  June Callwood




  June 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?
Examples of Enterprising
People
  Arthur Fry



  Arthur 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 1980. They are now sold in over 100
   countries. What characteristics did Arthur
   exhibit?
Examples of Enterprising
People
 Rick Hansen




 Rick Hansen was born on August 26, 1957. 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, 1985. 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.
       Characteristics of
      Enterprising People
   Strong-Willed
   Status-Conscious
   Ambitious
   Competitive
   Sociable
   Talkative
   Witty
   Argumentative
   Adventurous
Your Enterprising Skills

 On your hand out make a list of your own
  enterprising skills
 Be sure to list at least 5 skills, think of
  school, sports teams, extra-curricular
  hobbies, part-time jobs, etc.
      What Motivates
    Enterprising People
 Money
      Some wish to work in large corporations with lots of
       chances for advancement
 Security
      Some choose to work in a sector where there is little
       chance for job loss if you perform well
 Meaningful Work
      Some really want to help others, or make a difference
 Learning New Skills
      Some wish to better themselves within an organization
 Ways a Corporation can Encourage
Employees to be Enterprising People
  Profit sharing
     e.g., Chez Piggy’s restaurant – Kingston, E.D. Smith
  Team concept
  Suggestion box
     e.g., High Schools, General Motors, Honda
     e.g., 3M – creative groups for new ideas
  Stock purchase plan
     e.g., Canadian Tire
  Pay for courses employees take to upgrade
   skills
  Encourage Professional Development
  Innovative and fun work environment
   Provide support for enterprising people
   Evaluate ideas
   Reward efforts and results
   Provide freedom from constraints (flex hours)
   Encourage passion and commitment
   Share power
   Reward commitment and innovation
   Build teams and collaborative problem solving
   Lead by example
   Celebrate achievement
   Recognize efforts
   Establish a system to accept ideas and invest
    in idea generation
Personal Benefits of Being
 an Enterprising Person
  Wide choice of careers and jobs
  Enthusiasm
  Energy
  Ability to accomplish tasks
  Ability to work for a company or open their own
   business
  Leading groups, committees, or organizations
  Supervising others
Ways To Be Enterprising

 On your hand out make a list of ways that
  you have been enterprising, and ways
  that you can be enterprising
 Think about school, jobs, community,
  friends, etc.
Ways in which you can be
      Enterprising
 Get involved in your school
   clubs - teams -student council -yearbook
   school newspaper - spirit days -helping others
   start a club -start a band - fund raising
 Get involved in your community
     volunteer - contribute - help a senior
     listen for problems there may be an opportunity
     look for ways to do things better
     create your own summer job
     talk to local entrepreneurs
     Independent Work

 Read pages 35-38 in your text
 Answer questions 2-7

				
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