Proactivity is the ability of an individual or organization to initiate action in order to achieve a desired goal, rather than reacting to events as they unfold. Proactive behavior also involves anticipating future needs and taking proactive steps to meet them.
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Curated Learning Resources
- Proactivity: Taking initiativeAdam provides a definition for proactive behavior: taking initiative and acting independently to make changes instead of waiting for others. He then provides 11 tactical tips for how to express proactivity:
- Proactive Product ManagementClement covers: • What is proactive product management and why does it matter? • Why is it so difficult to become a proactive product manager? • The key to becoming a proactive product manager • Steps to take to become a proactive product manager • The snowball effect of proactive product management