A reluctant elevator-boy went for a box full of straw and some milk, to which he added on his own initiative a tin of large, hard dog-biscuits — one of which decomposed apathetically in the saucer of milk all afternoon.
This was his day off and with laudable initiative he had hurried out "to see."
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She is smart, dedicated and has initiative. I expect to see her promoted soon.
He did it on his own initiative. His boss didn’t even know about it.