Definition of take or seize the initiative in English:
Be the first to take action in a particular situation: antihunting groups have seized the initiative in the dispute
More example sentences
- Make no mistake, your staff already knows who the dead wood is, and they'll respect you for taking the initiative to fix the situation.
- Experts say, however, that it is up to the employee to take the initiative to better their situation.
- I've been meaning to get my act together for a while now and last week I finally took the initiative to overhaul my home office.
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