gumption


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an aggressive readiness along with energy to undertake taxing efforts

the ability to make sensible decisions

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To begin and retain an atmosphere that fosters gumption, the entire line-up of staff, from the food service director to the food service assistant, needs to adopt an "open exchange" concept of learning--otherwise known in the food service arena as the we-train, you-learn/you-train, we-learn environment.
Its success was the catalyst for the development of Gumption, with Mark wanting to develop a much more sophisticated and commercialised version.
At Gumption Entertainment, they believe that boldness, resourcefulness, enthusiasm, initiative, and integrity are the characteristics that represent exactly who they are.
Career gumption refers to the energy, momentum, motivation, or desire to engage in career development.
Ironically, Highgate itself only escaped closure because managers who were more interested in brewing beer than their bosses at the old Mitchells & Butlers were, had the gumption to buy it and so save a fine Victorian institution.
The problem is finding someone with the gumption to actually put in place a system that is at rue deterrent to drug users - not just a holiday camp.
UNLIKE the two big wusses who stood by and did nothing when a 10-year-old Jordon Lyon drowned, we now discover there are at least two community support officers with a bit more sense and lot more gumption.
Liz Owsley of the British Association for Women in Policing, said: "To introduce smaller guns and motorcycles takes a chief constable with gumption.
As a record starter in his college wrestling team, there was never any doubt that Peter Boritz had the gumption to succeed in life, but by tapping into a raw nerve in the real estate industry he has propelled his company to the forefront of the information technology sector.
It takes some serious gumption to get back out there when a breakup has knocked the wind out of you.
If anyone had the gumption to stand up and say otherwise, then they certainly didn't have any idea it was going to happen like this: the Colts shaking loose their uh-oh-here-we-go-again demons and coming back from a deficit that reached 18 points when Manning threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown.
You've got to hand it to Jeanne Shaheen for showing the gumption to go one-on-one with Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" last month.
Amato's light cultured British voice does justice to a good, wholesome old-fashioned tale about a young woman with gumption, morals, and a strong desire to become a doctor and rebuild a hospital in Africa.
Most people with great ideas never do anything with them, but a precious few will have the gumption to make things happen.
And later still, Moko musters up the gumption to show Flama a make-out technique he just learned.