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Taking Initiative Part 7 – Persistence

Today we will explore the third and final stone in understanding the science of Taking Initiative. In Taking Initiative Part 2, I showed you the full slides to the presentation I did that gives an overview of this Taking Initiative Series. In Taking Initiative Part 4 – Personalised Goals, we talked about the First Stepping Stone and in Taking Initiative Part 6 – Proactive, we talked about the Second Stepping Stone.

This 3 Stone strategy to Taking Initiative is credited to Michael Frese and Doris Fay’s work in PI (Personal Initiative) University of Giessen and University of Amsterdam.

“The difference between try and triumph is a little umph. ” – Anonymous

This series has only 1 objective‘to make you a serial initiative taker – where Taking Initiative becomes a science that can be mastered.’

The Third and Final Stepping Stone in the Science of Taking Initiative is ...

Taking Initiative Part 6 – Being Proactive

Being proactive is not a mysterious quality that we have, or don’t have. It is a way of dealing with things, that we can develop and strengthen. -- ProactiveChange.com
The definitions attached to being proactive can be vague, confusing and make little sense to an average person. Definitions like “Don’t wait for someone to tell you to do something before you do it”
Don't wait for someone to tell you there is a problem. Know when problems are occurring and fix them.”
“It means taking "action" when there is no guidance.”
Ok, I get it, but how do I take action, how do I know that something is going to happen in the future that requires attention now?
Experience does help at this stage. But if you don’t have experience, then you are probably stuck too.
So you’ll be happy to know that I am not giving you anymore definitions, but rather Actual Steps and Resources to make you act proactively. The key to mastering Being Proactive is ...

Taking Initiative at Work – 4 things you can do Now!

In this current climate, taking initiatives at work is not just a task for the ambitious or hardworking employee, it is very important if you don’t want to lose your job. Companies will be reluctant to let go of employees that consistently add value to the organisation. If there is one secret thing you can start doing now, it is to start taking initiative at work. If you do, don’t be surprised that promotion will come and even in the downturn you can be getting salary increase. How can I start taking initiative at work? Let’s run through some things you can start doing NOW!

Taking Initiative Part 4 – Personalised Goals

 “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” - George Bernhard Shaw (Mrs. Warren’s Profession 1893)
Today I unveil the First Stone in the science of Taking Initiative and I give a practical example of how to get it done with a step by step guide. This series has only 1 objective, ‘to make you a serial initiative taker - where Taking Initiative becomes a science that can be mastered.’ The very first Stepping Stone in the science of Taking Initiative is ...
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