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:
- Recognising Opportunities
"I’ve observed the risk adverse take due diligence one step too far, the greedy negotiate too long, the impulsive jump the gun, and the plodders move too slow. As the saying goes 'timing is everything'"
Leadership advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs and their Boards of Directors