What's Stopping You from Being Assertive?
The ability to be assertive that is, to get your point of view across diplomatically but without conceding ground and without provoking offence or conflict is one of the hallmarks of a strong business leader or manager. It's also one of the rarer qualities. Many of us fail to be assertive, even when it is justifiable, because of one, simple emotion. Fear. All too often we maintain a dignified silence in the presence of others when, in reality, it would serve us better to be more assertive. Common reasons for this include fear of upsetting another person, fear of making ourselves look stupid or fear that we don?t have sufficient authority to assert our opinions.
Leaders and managers who feel that they could be more assertive would undoubtedly benefit from attending Influencing and Assertiveness. This comprehensive course presented by leadership training experts Maguire Training helps delegates to become more assertive and better able to influence others by improving questioning and listening techniques, developing self-confidence, using appropriate body language and by utilising personal power and energy.
Something that is largely unrecognised by people who would class themselves as unassertive due to fear is that assertive people also experience the same fears, yet are able to overcome them. The truth is that no-one feels truly comfortable with being assertive, no matter how calm and confident they may appear on the surface. However, there are simple ways by which anyone can recognise and improve their own levels of assertiveness. Here, Maguire Training shares a couple of useful methods to help you evaluate what's stopping you from being assertive and overcome your fears.
Assertiveness is a valuable tool in effective communication and can help to resolve conflict and overcome problems. Maguire Training can help people at every level of business to improve their confidence, assertiveness and influencing skills, enabling them to achieve the results they want in any given situation. For the convenience of delegates, invaluable courses such as Assertive versus Aggressive Behaviour and Influencing Strategies are available as online training, easily accessed at any time and location via Maguire Training?s versatile mobile and E-learning system.