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Navigating the Resources

  1. Read the information below about the trait to develop a greater understanding of your strength/opportunity.
  2. Consider the Stop, Start, Continue examples to create your own actionable change behaviors.
  3. Explore the trait more fully by taking advantage of the weblinks below.

Self Reliance

(Self Motivation, Independent Initiative)

Self-reliance measures the extent to which you show initiative and take ownership over your work. Use the resources below to explore information and behavioral strategies to improve your self-reliance.

Strength

Higher levels of self-reliance indicate you require little-to-no guidance to move projects forward, and you are internally motivated to complete tasks.

Opportunity

Lower levels of self-reliance indicate you may be overly dependent on others for advice and may not initiate action without direction.

Excess

Excessive levels of self-reliance indicate you may try to do too much alone and fail to utilize the strength of others effectively. 

Identify an opportunity area that you would like to change. Then, develop behaviors that you can Stop (unhelpful or limiting behaviors), Start (behaviors that you can begin now), and Continue (behaviors that you already do well) to improve in this area. Use the examples below to help create your own Stop, Start, and Continue behaviors. 

Stop Start Continue
Allowing others to take ownership of projects. Showing initiative by volunteering to own a particular project. Offering your input when asked.
Waiting for others to get things done. Seeking out an opportunity to contribute without explicit direction. Tackling everyday challenges.
Relying on others to develop your action plan. Attempting to complete and deliver a task fully without advice or guidance from others. Seeking more responsibilities at work.