take-charge

take-charge

(tāk′chärj′)
adj. Informal
Possessing or exhibiting strong qualities of initiative, leadership, and management: "take-charge people who are the center of all the action" (George F. Will).
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The singer also says that as a take-charge entertainer, she likes it when a man takes charge in bed.
Ivan, whose parents are clearly unhealthily awed by his intelligence and take-charge manner, decides to supervise Hilly's therapy with a local well-known psychiatrist.
His friends include Boss, a take-charge field hamster; Bijou, the french poodle of rodents; and the perpetually hungry Oxnard (don't ask us where they got that name).
Use your take-charge 'tude to get others charged up about some cool cause or charity.
The hijackers had had all the weapons, but those four passengers had their special kind of armory -- heart, intelligence, athleticism, a take-charge mentality, and unbelievable guts.
LOS ANGELES -- In The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get The Best Medical Care (Lemon Grove Press, May 15, 2012) award-winning author Martine Ehrenclou empowers patients to become pro-active, well informed participants in their own health care.
With advice and personal stories from over 200 doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals and patients, The Take-Charge Patient reveals insider information on how to cut through the red tape and navigate today's complex health care system with confidence.
His take-charge attitude alienates the others, but they look to be lost without him.
Everest returns decision making to the hands of a take-charge society by arming consumers with a fluid, proactive opportunity to handle the funeral arranging process anonymously and proactively in the privacy of their homes.
Everest's Services is a must-have for today's value-focused, take-charge consumers, ensuring flexible, documented control of an otherwise unpredictable and unnecessarily expensive event," said Mark Duffey, Everest's chairman and CEO, and the former president of the nation's fourth largest publicly traded funeral and cemetery services company.
Forthright and opinionated, with a dryly playful sense of humor, Wijnbergen has a reputation as a take-charge problem-solver.
Pam's a terrific, take-charge kind of person," said Kirk Hazlett, the Boston Chapter's PRSSA liaison.