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1.4 Initiative

Demonstrating a commitment to effective job performance by taking action on one’s own and following through to get the job done.

  • 1.4.1 Persisting
    • Pursue work with drive and a strong accomplishment orientation.
    • Persist to accomplish a task despite difficult conditions, tight deadlines, or obstacles and setbacks.
  • 1.4.2 Taking initiative
    • Go beyond the routine demands of the job to increase its variety and scope.
    • Provide suggestions and/or take actions that result in improved work processes, communications, or task performance.
    • Take initiative to seek out new work challenges, influence events, or originate action.
  • 1.4.3 Setting challenging goals and taking risks
    • Establish and maintain personally challenging but realistic work goals.
    • Exert effort toward task mastery.
    • Bring issues to closure by pushing forward until a resolution is achieved.
    • Demonstrate a willingness to take calculated risks.
  • 1.4.4 Working independently
    • Develop own ways of working effectively and efficiently.
    • Perform effectively even with minimal direction, support, or approval.
  • 1.4.5 Achievement motivation
    • Strive to exceed standards and expectations.
    • Exhibit confidence in capabilities and an expectation to succeed in future activities.