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Initiative is identifying what needs to be done and doing it before being asked to or required by the situation.Behaviors
An employee demonstrating this competency:Importance of this Competency
1001 Ways to Take Initiative at Work, by Bob Nelson. New York, NY: Workman Publishing Company, Inc., 2000.
Affordable Portables: A Working Book of Initiative Activities & Problem Solving Elements, by Chris Cavert. Oklahoma City, OK: Wood 'N' Barnes Publishing and Distribution, Inc., 2000.
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, by David Allen. New York, NY: Penguin Group, Inc, 2003.
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?, By Seth Godin. New York, NY: The Penguin Group, 2010.
Stop Procrastinating: Get to Work!, by James R. Sherman. Los Altos, CA: Crisp Publications, 2004.
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Ltd., 2005.
Little BIG Things: You. DVD. Tom Peters. Tel. 800 423-6021.http://www.enterprisemedia.com/product/00643/big_things.html
Assertiveness Training for Managers. Three days. American Management Association. Tel. 877 566-9441. www.amanet.org/seminars/seminar.cfm?basesemno=02527
Developing Leaders at All Levels: Fostering Initiative and Accountability. On-Site. American Management Association. Tel. 877 566-9441. http://www.amanet.org/training/seminars/onsite/Developing-Leaders-at-All-Levels-Fostering-Initiative-and-Accountability.aspx