How to Be Assertive, Not Pushy

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If you write to customers, clients, employees, or almost anyone on the job, you have times when you need to assert yourself. You have to disagree, delegate, instruct, remind, and say no—in each situation coming across as clear and forceful. Courteous Writing Email Etiquette

How do you make yourself more assertive?

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Question: “I’ve heard many times from colleagues and people close to me that I’m just not assertive enough to really get ahead and achieve the things I want. ” Articles on How to Be More Assertive. 7 Tips for Executive Assistants Who Want to Be More Assertive.

How to be an assertive assistant

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How many times are assistants told to be more assertive? It seems to me the word is everywhere we look, it is on our job descriptions, it is in our objectives and there are a ton of courses solely dedicated to making assistants more assertive. Prepare to be assertive.

How To Be More Assertive Without Becoming Disrespectful

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While some people are naturally more assertive, others are naturally more submissive. In today’s world, choosing to be more assertive can help you be more successful. Assertive people tend to be better communicators. However, if you are naturally submissive, learning how to be more assertive can be tough. But, there’s a lot on the line when it comes to being assertive. You don’t have to go from being fully passive to fully assertive overnight.

Assertive versus Aggressive

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Be Assertive, Not Aggressive. What is the difference between assertive behavior and aggressive behavior? Assertiveness has to do with having an “attitude of confidence.” Benefits of Being Assertive. Choosing When to Assert Yourself.

7 Tips for Executive Assistants Who Want To Be More Assertive

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Do you want to be more assertive? Learning how to tactfully voice your opinions and assert your needs as an executive assistant is important. Many assistants have crossed the line from assertive to aggressive. So what is the difference between assertive and aggressive?

Assertiveness is Key for a Successful Sales Representative

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Chances are that assertiveness is among their top qualities. … Management Marketing assertiveness sales representative

Assertiveness or Weakness?

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The best time to be assertive with a person is in the early phase of your relationship! Assertion : Confidently expressing what you think, feel, and believe. Look for Part 2 of this blog later next week: Can Lack of Assertiveness be Interpreted as Weakness? As I’m preparing to teach one of the modules from my Star Achievement Series® curriculum, I just came across something I want to share with you.

Choosing When to Assert Yourself

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Being assertive involves some risk because you aren’t guaranteed of the outcome. However, you will have a better chance of having your needs met with assertive action than by being passive or aggressive. When communicating assertively, it’s a good idea to start at the end —what you want to see happen and then work backward by communicating your needs. List the pros – what are the good outcomes if you assert yourself or your needs? (Part 2 of 2).

Choosing When to Assert Yourself

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Being assertive involves some risk because you aren’t guaranteed of the outcome. However, you will have a better chance of having your needs met with assertive action than by being passive or aggressive. When communicating assertively, it’s a good idea to start at the end —what you want to see happen and then work backward by communicating your needs. List the pros – what are the good outcomes if you assert yourself or your needs? (Part 2 of 2).

Administrative Assistants Assert Themselves in the Workplace

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What actions can an administrative assistant take to assert themselves in the workplace?" During a webcast, I was asked, "Sometimes the work of administrative assistants can be overlooked. This is a great question and I am taking an excerpt from my Star Achievement Series® training certification program. Promote Yourself. Don’t let any positive accomplishment go unnoticed. Be visible to the right people. Determine who should know your talents.

Pros and Cons of Being Assertive

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Many administrative professionals and non-exempt employees ask me about how to be assertive without burning bridges or coming across as aggressive. One admin asked, “Can you provide assertiveness techniques and communication skills that I can put into practice?”. Many people confuse assertiveness with aggressive behavior. Assertive people care that their needs are met while caring about others. Assertive People: · Are direct and specific. (Part 1 of 2).

Pros and Cons of Being Assertive

Office Dynamics

Many administrative professionals and non-exempt employees ask me about how to be assertive without burning bridges or coming across as aggressive. One admin asked, “Can you provide assertiveness techniques and communication skills that I can put into practice?”. Many people confuse assertiveness with aggressive behavior. Assertive people care that their needs are met while caring about others. Assertive People: · Are direct and specific. (Part 1 of 2).

Administrative Assistants Assert Themselves in the Workplace

Office Dynamics

What actions can an administrative assistant take to assert themselves in the workplace?" During a webcast, I was asked, "Sometimes the work of administrative assistants can be overlooked. This is a great question and I am taking an excerpt from my Star Achievement Series® training certification program. Promote Yourself. Don’t let any positive accomplishment go unnoticed. Be visible to the right people. Determine who should know your talents.

Can Lack of Assertiveness be Interpreted as Weakness?

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Can lack of assertiveness be interpreted as weakness? I’m going to share with you points that have been discussed on this topic when I’m teaching administrative assistants and support staff personnel how to be assertive. It’s ironic that I’m writing about this topic today because I just wrote an overview yesterday for a workshop on assertiveness that we are conducting for a major corporation soon. Assertiveness has to do with having an “attitude of confidence.”

Can Lack of Assertiveness be Interpreted as Weakness?

Office Dynamics

Can lack of assertiveness be interpreted as weakness? I’m going to share with you points that have been discussed on this topic when I’m teaching administrative assistants and support staff personnel how to be assertive. It’s ironic that I’m writing about this topic today because I just wrote an overview yesterday for a workshop on assertiveness that we are conducting for a major corporation soon. Assertiveness has to do with having an “attitude of confidence.”

Set Healthy Boundaries at Work

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Why assertiveness in the workplace matters, especially for assistants, how it benefits you and what it really means. 7 essential action steps for becoming a more assertive assistant. Assertive Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Difficult People Self Development Work Environment

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Getting Things Done

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Be assertive and ask for more details or get the bigger picture to reduce back and forth time or going off on the wrong tangent. Assertive Conflict Resolution Organizational Skills Problem Solving Productivity Self Development

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6 Ways for Assistants to Gain Respect

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Furthermore, communication—including speaking skills, assertiveness and the ability to read an audience or situation—and appearance contribute to a person’s perceived executive presence. Assertive Career Management Communication Skills Professional Image Self Development Uncategorized

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Teach Your Executive How to Work with You

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Assertive Career Management Executive And Assistant PartnershipToday, I thought I’d take a little different spin and share with you an excerpt from a chapter in my newest book for assistants, Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed.

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How to Help Your Manager Get Things Done – Ask an Admin

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Ask An Admin Assertive Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Problem Solving Productivity Teamwork Time Management UncategorizedIf you are an Administrative Professional looking for your questions to be answered by your peers, then this is the place for you!

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Assistants Must Excel at the Fundamentals

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Assertive Attitude Communication Skills Productivity Self Development UncategorizedFrom Joan Burge’s new book, Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed (2018).

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Do You Have A Problem Saying No?

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How do assert myself when I can’t take on any more?” Need more help in the area of asserting yourself? Check out my entire series of blogs and webinars that can help you build your assertiveness in the workplace.

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Do you really “get” emotional intelligence?

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How do I Deal with an Executive that Always Says Yes? – Ask an Admin

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Ask An Admin Assertive Conflict Resolution Meetings Problem Solving UncategorizedWelcome to Ask an Admin! This is where any administrative assistant or executive assistant can submit any question they have and your peers can weigh in on the conversation with their advice.

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Free Webinar Teaches You How to Develop Your Persuasion Skills

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Staying Energized Throughout The Week

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Assertive Attitude Career Management Motivators Problem Solving Productivity Self Development Stress Management Uncategorized Work-Life BalanceAs you know, I usually share tips on combating the Monday-morning “blahs,” especially after a nice, relaxing weekend.

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Choose A Positive Attitude

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Assertive Attitude Productivity Self Development Stress Management UncategorizedFrom Joan Burge’s new book, Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed (2018). I HAVE BEEN SPEAKING on attitude since 1990. What I said in 1990 still holds true today.

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How do I Write Admin Goals? – Ask an Admin

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Ask An Admin Assertive Attitude Career Management Self Development UncategorizedThis week we are going to post two questions from different administrative professionals so we can get those helpful answers to them more quickly!

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Cleanup and Organize Your Workspace

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Assertive Attitude Motivators Organizational Skills Stress Management UncategorizedSummer is a great time to do a little cleanup and organize your workspace. Business is usually a little quieter, employees take a vacation, and there seems to be a more relaxed work atmosphere.

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How To Be Effective In The Office

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Communication experts agree that replacing “think/feel” with “believe” expresses even more assertiveness and self-confidence to management, colleagues, and clients: “ I believe you’re right.” Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Attitude Career Management Uncategorized

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Building a Strong Partnership with Your Boss

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Building a strong partnership with your boss takes the right combination of time, practice, trust and these key elements addressed by Joan Burge in this free webinar. We invite you to watch the replay: Building a Strong Partnership. Important Webinar Resources.

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Develop a Healthy Curiosity

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Assertive Attitude Problem Solving Productivity Self DevelopmentI would like to focus on tips from my high-end boot camp for administrative and executive assistants called World Class Assistant. The topic is Develop a Healthy Curiosity.

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When is it too soon—or too late—to thwart bullying?

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Assertive Career Management Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Difficult People Executive And Assistant Partnership Problem SolvingEach month we feature a question from our friends at Business Management Daily’s Admin Pro Forum.

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: The Accelerated Assistant

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In our program today we talked about seven ways to become an accelerated assistant. Below you will find our replay link, program notes, certificate download and access to our deal of the day. If you haven’t already registered for our 12 Days of Christmas Webinar Series, you can register here.

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Introduce Yourself to Yourself

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Assertive Attitude Career Management Interpersonal Skills Self Development UncategorizedYou’re not the person you once were. Times change. People change. You have changed, too. You owe it to yourself to make time for introspection so that you’re not a stranger to yourself.

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Mastering Exceptional Self Leadership for Assistants

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Personal Tune-Up

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Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Problem Solving Productivity Self DevelopmentA Personal Tune-up for Peak Career Performance. If you’re feeling more energized than usual these days, that’s because it’s Spring.

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Practicing Principles of Persuasion

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Getting the Most Out of Your Next Performance Evaluation

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Assertive Attitude Career Management Meetings Self Development UncategorizedScheduling a performance evaluation meeting and setting measurable goals can be stressful or even seem unproductive to some.

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Getting People to Notice You At Work

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Admin Assistant Training Admin Tips Assertive Assistant Training Career Management Professional Image Workplace Tools get noticed get noticed at work how to get your boss to notice you shine stand outDo you struggle with letting your light shine?

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5 Ways to Be a Value-Added Employee

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Setting Healthy Boundaries Today

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Assertive Attitude Career Management Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Interpersonal Skills Self Development Stress Management Uncategorized Work-Life BalanceSetting Healthy Boundaries. I was teaching a class two weeks ago from the Star Achievement Series®.

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