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1.4 Initiative

Demonstrating a willingness to work.

  • 1.4.1 Taking initiative
    • Provide suggestions for innovative approaches to improve processes or tasks
    • Take initiative in seeking out new responsibilities and work challenges
    • Seek opportunities to influence events and originate action
    • Go beyond the routine demands of the job
    • Assist others who have less experience or have heavy workloads
  • 1.4.2 Persisting
    • Pursue work with drive and a strong accomplishment orientation
    • Persist and expend extra effort to accomplish tasks even when conditions are difficult or deadlines are tight
  • 1.4.3 Setting challenging goals
    • 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
  • 1.4.4 Working independently
    • Develop own ways of working effectively and efficiently
    • Perform effectively even with minimal direction, support or approval
    • Take responsibility for completing one's own work assignments
  • 1.4.5 Achievement motivations
    • Strive to exceed standards and expectations
    • Exhibit confidence in capabilities and an expectation to succeed in future activities