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  1. What is Enterprise? Enterprise is how people behave in different circumstances to make the most of their own abilities and capabilities

  2. “Enterprise is making things happen, having ideas and doing something about them, taking advantage of the opportunity, and bringing about change.” (Paul Kearney, Tasmania, Australia 1994) Being enterprising about using your own abilities and capabilities to make the most of opportunities. It involves deciding what you want to achieve, and taking action to achieve your goals to benefit yourself and others. (Beverley Burton, Nottingham 2007)

  3. Enterprising people ….. What are the characteristics of an enterprising person?

  4. Independence They stick to their convictions if they feel right They can work on their own They will still do things if others disagree They make their own decisions

  5. Independence Ellen McCarthur’s first experience of sailing was on a boat owned by her Aunt Thea on the east coast of England. She saved her school dinner money in order to buy her first boat. And in February 2005 Dame Ellen set a new record for sailing solo around the world. And this wasn’t her first record! e l l e n m a c a r t h u r

  6. Leadership They can take charge of a team • They have courage • They have a vision of what they want to achieve They are willing to prepare

  7. Leadership Tony Blair became the Leader of the Labour Party in July 1994 following the sudden death of his predecessor, John Smith. Under Blair's leadership the party abandoned many decades-old policy goals. Labour won a landslide victory in the 1997 general election, ending 18 years of rule by the Conservative Party; it was the worst Conservative defeat since 1832. Blair is the Labour Party's longest-serving Prime Minister, the only person to have led the Labour Party to three consecutive general election victories, and the only Labour Prime Minister to serve more than one full consecutive term. t o n y b l a i r

  8. Confidence They are assertive They believe they will succeed They feel able to share their ideas with others They know what they want and what they want to achieve

  9. Confidence Richard Branson was born in 1950 and educated at Stowe School. Branson has dyslexia, resulting in poor academic performance as a student, but he was the captain of football and cricket teams, and by the age of fifteen he had started two ventures that eventually failed: one growing Christmas trees and another raising budgerigars. It was here that he began to set up Student Magazine when he was just 16. By 17 he'd also set up Student Advisory Centre, which was a charity to help young people. His Virgin brand now owns approximately 360 companies. r i c h a r d b r a n s o n

  10. Innovative They can think of things to make – more easily, faster, better, more attractive They are able to set a trend They have good ideas ahead of the rest.

  11. Innovative Tim Berners-Lee, The inventor of the World Wide Web has been awarded a knighthood for his pioneering work. Dubbed the "Father of the Web", he came up with a system over 10 years ago to organise, link and browse net pages. The famously modest man said he was "quite an ordinary person“. t i m b e r n e r s-l e e

  12. Action Orientated They have a go at solving problems They don’t put things off They take action quickly They have a ‘can do’ attitude

  13. Action Orientated Formula One Pit stop mechanics The job in the pits is one of the most pressured in the world of Formula One. Pit stops have become more and more important over the last years. Since overtaking moves are rarer than ever, pit stops have become the prime opportunities to gain places. A pit stop, though, is never as easy as it looks. For seven seconds, if all goes well, the drivers' changes in the race are in the hands of his pit crew. f o r m u l a 1 p i t t e a m

  14. Determination They keep going when others give up They don’t see failure as the end – just feed back They can bounce back

  15. Determination David Beckham – Villain to Hero! In the World Cup 1998, Beckham received a red card in England's match against Argentina. Fans blamed him for England’s elimination from the cup. In 2000 Beckham was promoted to team captain. He helped England qualify for the 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals, with their performances including an impressive 5–1 victory over Germany in Munich. The final step in Beckham's conversion from villain to hero happened in England's 2–2 draw against Greece on 6 October 2001. England needed to win or draw the match in order to qualify outright for the World Cup, but were losing 2–1 with little time remaining. The rest of the England team were playing relatively poorly, and it was Beckham's inspirational performance that lifted his teammates. d a v i d b e c k h a m

  16. Takes Risks They don’t always try to be perfect They are able to act without all the knowledge They have the courage of their convictions They like gaining experience

  17. Takes Risks Bill Gates - is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and the chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen. Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personalcomputer revolution. Since amassing his fortune, Gates has pursued a number of philanthropic endeavors, donating large amounts of money to various charitable organizations and scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, established in 2000. b i l l g a t e s

  18. Hard Working They realise that some things are boring or routine but has to be done to achieve a goal They know it is a habit that is formed in order to succeed They know that it is effective

  19. Hard Working Paula Radcliffe, MBE (born December 17, 1973) is a British long-distance runner. She is the current world record holder for the women's marathon, which she set during the 2003 London Marathon, with a time of 2:15.25. Radcliffe’s career has had many set backs – injury and illness – but she has kickstarted her career and improved her performance through hard work and determination. p a u l a r a d c l i f f e

  20. Competitive They have drive to succeed They try to make themselves better at what they do They weigh up the chances of success

  21. Competitive Sir Stephen Redgrave is a British rower who won a gold medal at five consecutive Olympic Games from 1984 to 2000, as well as an additional bronze medal in 1988. As the only Briton ever to achieve this feat, Redgrave is widely considered to be Britain's greatest Olympian. Redgrave has also won nine Rowing World Championship gold medals. s i r s t e v e r e d g r a v e

  22. Initiative • They don’t avoids problems but try to solve them. They try to gain the support of others They don’t put things off

  23. Initiative Mo Mowlam, Labour MP for Redcar between 1987-2001. In the 1997 general election she was made Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, the first and currently the only woman to have held the post. She was successful in helping to restore an IRA ceasefire. She saw through the Good Friday Agreement signed in 1998, which was part of the Northern Ireland peace process. She continued public activity after retirement, becoming agony aunt for the men's magazine Zoo. She also set up a charity, “MoMo Helps”, to help drug users who are successfully completing their rehabilitation and provide support for the parents or carers of disabled children. m o m o w l a m

  24. Team Player They will support others who need help They are willing to work towards agreement They are aware that people have different skills They are able to communicate well

  25. Team Player • Nelson Mandela remains one of the world's most revered statesman, who led the struggle to replace the apartheid regime of South Africa with a multi-racial democracy. • Despite many years in jail, he emerged to become the country's first black president and to play a leading role in the drive for peace in other spheres of conflict. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. • Since stepping down as president in 1999, Mr Mandela has become South Africa's highest-profile ambassador, campaigning against HIV/Aids and securing his country's right to host the 2010 football World Cup. n e l s o n m a n d e l a

  26. Plan & Organise They research issues and subjects They set deadlines and priorities They drive things forward They take responsibility

  27. Plan & Organise • Construction Managers are often heading up large teams that all need to work together to complete the construction project. This takes intensive planning and organisation. It is these skills that make an enterprising construction manager. • Through good planning and organisation an enterprising manager can drive a project forward but also be adaptable to manage different situations as they arise. c o n s t r u c t i o n m a n a g e r