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Initiative

Demonstrating gumption at work.

  • Taking initiative
    • Take initiative in seeking out new responsibilities and work challenges
  • Persisting
    • Pursue work with energy, drive, and effort to accomplish tasks
    • Persist at a task despite interruptions, obstacles, or setbacks
  • Setting challenging goals
    • Establish and maintain personally challenging but realistic work goals
  • Achievement motivation
    • Strive to exceed standards and expectations