Initiative (from Latin initium: beginning, commencement ) denotes the impulse ( excitation ) to act or take the first step on this very action. One can take the initiative or leave the initiative to someone else in this sense.
Initiative is used more specifically in a number of contexts:
- Initiative believes in social psychology, the ability to put the basics of interactive tools, social events
- Initiative ( chess) refers to the ability to determine the course of the game active
- Initiative ( policy) means the solicitation or steps to resolve an actual or perceived political maladministration
- Initiative is the colloquial name for a popular initiative ( Switzerland ) in Switzerland