Bedeutung von “initiative” — Learner’s Dictionary

initiative

noun us uk /ɪˈnɪʃətɪv/
ACTION [ C ]

a plan or activity that is done to solve a problem or improve a situation:

a new / government initiative to reduce crime
ABILITY [ U ]

the ability to make decisions and do things without needing to be told what to do:

We need someone who can work on their own initiative (= without anyone telling them what to do).
take the initiative

to be the first person to do something that solves a problem or improves a situation:

Jackson had taken the initiative and prepared a report.

(Definition von “initiative” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)