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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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Strategies to enhance initiative

Initiative is the readiness to sieze opportunities.

Leaders with initiative recognize that in order to be truly happy, they have to take responsibility for their lives even when that involves making lifestyle changes, learning new skills, and developing new habits. They don't blame others or the universe for their problems; they look for their own role in their current situation and their path of development. They also take the initiative in problem-solving and conflict resolution. They don't allow disagreements to fester or misunderstandings to linger. They take the necessary actions to clear negative emotions that are stopping or hindering them and they take action to prevent further similar occurrences. ...

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