Leadership Essentials: Taking Initiative

Successful leaders do not wait for someone to tell them what to do. They think on their feet and take appropriate action, are proactive rather than reactive, and appear flexible, confident and courageous. They help their teams and organisations to innovate, progress and overcome competition, and they spot and take advantage of opportunities that others pass by.

‘Leadership Essentials: Taking Initiative’ provides an overview of why initiative is essential for leadership capability and includes ‘Top Tips’ on how you can become a better leader by taking the initiative.

The Essentials leaflet is supported by three Spotlights that look at aspects of taking initiative in more detail to help you improve your leadership skills:

  • Confidence
  • Recognising Opportunities
  • Approaches

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