Initiative strengthens:

  • Availability by following through with action.
  • Compassion by recognizing and doing what needs to be done.
  • Cooperation by recognizing and performing your role on a team.
  • Creativity by willing to be the one to start a new perspective.

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Trustworthiness is strengthened by:

  • Decisiveness so that you act on your decisions.
  • Wisdom by discerning what needs to be acted upon.
  • Alertness by staying aware of what needs to be done, so you can do it.
  • Justice by doing what needs to be done to be just.
  • Courage by overcoming fear to take the initiative.
  • Flexibility by being able to adjust to changes brought on by initiative.

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characteristics of Initiative,
visit the No Matter How You Say It page.