Wees proactief

De eerste eigenschap in het boek “ “De zeven eigenschappen van effectief leiderschap”  van Stephen covey is  “Wees proactief”.

Proactief zijn betekent  “initiatief nemen”  of  “vooruit denken”.
Initiatief nemen is zelf handelen in plaats van te reageren op de gebeurtenissen.
Als je proactief denkt, wil dit zeggen dat je een vooruitziende blik hebt.  Proactieve mensen nemen initiatief om gebeurtenissen te beïnvloeden waarop ze invloed kunnen hebben.

Proactieve mensen worden in onze samenleving bekeken als de initiatiefnemers en de bedenkers van creatieve ideeën.

We hebben allemaal een keuze.

A.  Ofwel wachten we af tot er iets gebeurt en dan reageren we,

B.  Ofwel proberen we iets te doen op een zodanige manier dat we dingen kunnen veranderen en/of verbeteren.

In anderen woorden :

we laten toe dat we onszelf laten beïnvloeden door de keuzes van anderen of

we proberen sommige situaties of resultaten zelf te beheersen of beïnvloeden.

Iemand die proactief is

  • neemt intiatief
  • neemt een actiefe houding aan
  • kijkt naar de toekomst
  • houdt rekening met bepaalde vernaderingen
  • zit niet in een hoekje te wachten tot de dingen gebeuren


Hier zijn wat suggesties die je kunnen helpen om een meer proactief persoon te worden.

  • Neem de verantwoordelijkheid voor jezelf en je werk. Stop met de schuld aan anderen te geven.
  • Kijk of je mogelijke obstakels of moeilijkheden kan verwachten.
  • Probeer zelf oplossingen te zoeken in plaats van te wachten op iemand die alles voor jou komt oplossen.
  • Verspil geen tijd aan dingen die je toch niet in de hand hebt
  • Klagen en zeuren is geen proactieve houding !
  • Volg alle beloftes die je gemaakt hebt op.
  • Beslis zelf hoe je naar de situatie wil kijken en wat je eraan doet. Laat je gedrag en reactie niet door anderen bepalen.

By Ingrid V.

Creatieve 1000-poot en freelance trainer met interesses als GTD, productiviteit, persoonlijke ontwikkeling, management, blogging, technologie,


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