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Taking the initiative


Taking the initiative



You can get aware and capitalize on the following skills
  • Initiate processes that create value
  • Take up challenges
  • Act and work independently to achieve goals, stick to intentions and carry out planned tasks
Following the learning activities which target the above skills will lead to your
gaining of the “Taking the initiative” Badge

Taking the initiative
When you show initiative, you do things without being told; you find out what you need to know; you keep going when things get tough and you spot and take advantage of opportunities that others pass by. You act, instead of reacting, at home, at school, at work or at an organization you’re involved with.
Taking Initiative has become increasingly important as a skill/competence. Most organizations want employees who can think for themselves and take action without waiting for someone to tell them what to do.
Taking Initiative means that you’re using your head and that you have the flexibility, drive and determination to achieve things. This is needed to push teams and organizations to innovate and to overcome competition. “Without initiative you will just basically sit back and let the world happen to you as opposed to making the world your oyster.”

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The holder of this badge has worked independently and in collaboration with peers at the skill Taking the initiatieve, by initiating processes that create value, which connects with the area Into action (foundation level) of Entrecomp, the European Entrepreneurial Competence framework to improve the entrepreneurial capacity of European citizens and organisations.
Following the learning activities which target the above skills will lead to your gaining of the The initiative and me Badge

How the holder of this badge worked on these skills can be seen in the evidence in the badge tasks.
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Task no.1
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Step 1: Give your own definition of ‘Taking initiative’ and think about at least 3 reasons why it is important to take initiative. Show your definition and answers. You will need it later.

Step 2: Watch the video What is Initiative alone or with some of your friends/colleagues. Compare your previous definition and answers and give yourself a score of 1-3 to the extent that it matches with what you know after watching the video ( 1= no match at-all, 2= some match 3= great match)


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