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Initiative

Demonstrating a willingness to work.

  • Persisting
    • Persist and expend effort to accomplish tasks even when conditions are difficult or deadlines are tight
    • Persist at a task or problem despite interruptions, obstacles, or setbacks
  • Taking initiative
    • Take initiative in seeking out new work challenges
    • Seek opportunities to make improvements that can influence outcomes
  • Setting challenging goals
    • Establish and maintain personally challenging but realistic work goals
    • Exert effort toward mastering tasks
  • Working independently
    • Perform effectively even with minimal direction
    • Strive to exceed standards and expectations
    • Exhibit confidence in capabilities and an expectation to succeed in future activities