Take ownership and be proactive

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Master your skills step-by-step, habit-by-habit
3 sub-skills + 3 conversations + 3 daily habits
20 min. per week
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Do you know what taking ownership is? Or how important it is in your career? We're so glad you're thinking about it!

Taking ownership means that instead of waiting for someone to tell you what to do and when to do it, you get a task done on your own initiative. It means taking the initiative to learn more about your job and how it fits into the larger picture at work.

It's an important part of your career because if you don't take ownership, no one will notice how hard you're working (or not). If you don't take ownership, people won't know how much growth potential there is in your position. And if you don't take ownership, people won't see their best self reflected back at them when they look at you.

But why would anyone hold themselves back from taking ownership? Well… there are a few reasons but the main one is fear. Fear of failure or fear of change can really hold us back from doing things that are good for us or that might bring us closer to our goals and dreams as an individual and as a professional—but they don’t have to! As daunting as taking ownership and proactivity may sound on top of everything else you're already doing, it's a mindset and skill that can easily be built.

Build new skills the smart way

Learn the basics, have insightful conversations, and use evidence-based daily habits to reinforce the fundamental sub-skills necessary for mastery:

Take more ownership
Clarify who's responsible for what, and to what level. Start the conversation about where you or others can take responsibility more masterfully.
#Proactivity #Ownership #PokerGame 
Talk about how to be proactive
Align with your colleague or team on what "being proactive" actually means, and how to do so without getting in each other's way.
#Ownership #Proactivity #TheProactivityParadox #ParkerandBindl
Give feedforward
Practice giving each other feedforward about a real-life situation that is relevant to all parties involved.
#Ownership #Proactivity #Feedforward #MarshallGoldsmith
Always spot your next action (optional)
Build the habit of proactivity, by keeping one simple question top of mind throughout your day: "Is there any action required?"
#GettingThingsDone #DavidAllen #proactivity 
Each program follows a simple and effective evidence-based approach to skills mastery:

Assess yourself

Reflect on where you currently stand and discover the practical components necessary for mastery of this skill. 

Learn sub-skills

The skill is broken down into 3 essential sub-skills, each of which is the focus of one learning workout. You'll do 1 workout every 2 weeks over the next 6 weeks. 

Talk about it

Have an insightful conversation with your colleagues about how to implement each sub-skill in your day-to-day.

Build micro-habits

Along with each workout, design your own micro-habit to start putting your learning into practice on a daily basis.

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