What is Enterprising?
Enterprising is a way of communicating and networking with new people. This section will hopefully break down the skills and attitudes required to build positive relationships through enterprising.
We believe the required skills to be:
If executives fail to exploit the opportunities of networking they risk being left behind. One of the best ways to network is through social media such as twitter and LinkedIn. Also, if you create a LinkedIn to network, it counts for your bronze award. Another way to network would be to attend small social events, graduate+ offers a lot of these activities.
A positive attitude is a mental outlook of optimism and of expecting good things to happen. ... A positive attitude can affect your life favourably in all areas. People with a positive outlook, view life, challenges, and the situations they go through, with confidence and are sure they can deal with them. A positive attitude is also said to attract positivity in other aspects of the individual’s life whether it be personal or work related.
Initiative is an individual's action that begins a process, often done without direct managerial influence. For example, an employee might take the initiative to come up with a new product or service that the company could offer. This is a direct display of independence and is therefore highly favoured by employers.
This is important as it shows your ability to take action to achieve what you want. Click here to read more
What is leadership? A simple definition is that leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving an established common goal. In a business setting, this can mean directing workers and colleagues with a strategy to meet the company's needs.
What's your leadership style? Are you like a tech CEO or a world leader? Are you more like Steve Jobs or Mahatma Gandhi? Is your leadership style creative or rigid? People first or goals first? Take this Leadership Assessment and see what kind of leadership style you have! Also feel free to watch the 2 minute video on traits of successful leaders.
Perseverance and Motivation:
As nouns the difference between motivation and perseverance is that motivation is willingness of action especially in the behaviour while perseverance is continuing in a course of action without regard to discouragement, discontent, opposition or previous failure.
So, how Motivated Are You? This quick quiz gives you an idea of how motivated you currently are.
Flexible and adaptable to change:
Adaptability and Flexibility. The world of work is changing at an ever-increasing pace so employers actively seek out graduates who can adapt to these changing circumstances and environments, who can embark up on and embrace new ideas, who are enterprising, resourceful and adaptable.
Some example questions you could be asked about your ability to enterprise may include:
You should come up with answers to these questions in your own time and make sure you’re prepared. If you can master each of these aspects then you have mastered enterprising!