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Leaving Certificate Business

UNIT 2
CHAPTER 4
ENTERPRISE
MS. FOLEY
5TH YEAR

Learning Intentions
By the end of todays class, you will be able to

distinguish between the terms innate and learned


By the end of todays class, you will be able to explain

the difference enterprising skills and enterprising


characteristics
By the end of todays class, you will be able to outline

the skills which you think are most important for


entrepreneurs to have

Enterprising People

Enterprising People

Literacy
Can you define what is meant by the following terms:

Learned

Innate

Entrepreneurial Skills
Skills describe the talents that you have acquired

over time through training or practice


Entrepreneurs must develop a wide variety of skills

to help them to become dynamic, motivated people


who get things done

Exercise
In pairs, can you now list the skills which you think

are most important for entrepreneurs


You have 3 minutes to complete this task!

Entrepreneurial Skills
Communication
Time Management
Leadership
Planning
Creative
Decision Making
Risk Assessment
Conflict Resolution
Human Relation Skills

Skills Test
We are now going to complete the giraffe test which

will test your skill set!!!

Giraffe Test
Q1: How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?
You have 1 minute to think on your own and write

down an answer
You have 1 minute to discuss with your partner
I will then ask you for some of your suggestions!

Giraffe Test
Q1: How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?
You have 1 minute to think on your own and write

down an answer
You have 1 minute to discuss with your partner
I will then ask you for some of your suggestions!

Giraffe Test
Q1: How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?
The correct answer is as follows:
1) Open the refrigerator
2) Put in the giraffe
3) Close the door
**This question tests whether you tend to do simple

things in an overly complicated way**

Giraffe Test
Q2: How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?
You have 1 minute to think on your own and write

down an answer
You have 1 minute to discuss with your partner
I will then ask you for some of your suggestions!

Giraffe Test
Q2: How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?
The correct answer is as follows:
1) Open the refrigerator
2) Take out the giraffe
3) Put in the elephant
4) Close the door
**This question tests your ability to think through the

repercussions of your previous actions**

Giraffe Test
Q3: The Lion King is hosting an animal conference.

All the animals attend.except one. Which animal


does not attend?
You have 1 minute to think on your own and write

down an answer
You have 1 minute to discuss with your partner
I will then ask you for some of your suggestions!

Giraffe Test
The correct answer is the elephant! You just put him

in the refrigerator!
**This question tests your ability to remember things

accurately**
Ok, even if you did not answer the first three

questions correctly, you still have one more chance


to show your true abilities!

Giraffe Test
Q4: There is a river you must cross but it is used by

crocodiles. You do not have a boat. How do you


manage to cross the river?
You have 1 minute to think on your own and write

down an answer
You have 1 minute to discuss with your partner
I will then ask you for some of your suggestions!

Giraffe Test
The correct answer is you jump into the river and

swim across!
Have you not been listening? All the crocodiles are

attending the animal meeting!


**This question tests whether you have the ability to

learn quickly from your mistakes or not**

Class Discussion
What are traits or characteristics?
How do they differ to skills?
Can you list some enterprising characteristics?

Entrepreneurial Qualities/Characteristics
Confident
Decisive
Proactive
Motivated
Independent
Realistic
Innovator

Homework
Outline 3 enterprising skills and 3 enterprising

characteristics that you think you have.


Outline 3 enterprising skills and 3 enterprising

characteristics that you currently do not possess.


Give examples of how you would develop these skills
and characteristics.

Learning Intentions
By the end of todays class, you will be able to

distinguish between the terms innate and learned


By the end of todays class, you will be able to explain

the difference enterprising skills and enterprising


characteristics
By the end of todays class, you will be able to outline

the skills which you think are most important for


entrepreneurs to have

Enterprise Mindmap