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?

Office Dynamics

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.

Assertiveness is Key for a Successful Sales Representative

Small Business CEO

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

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.

Assertive versus Aggressive

Office Dynamics

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.

Assertiveness or Weakness?

Office Dynamics

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

Office Dynamics

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

Office Dynamics

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).

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).

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.

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?

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.”

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.”

How To Be Effective In The Office

Office Dynamics

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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Personal Tune-Up

Office Dynamics

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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Do You Have A Problem Saying No?

Office Dynamics

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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Setting Healthy Boundaries Today

Office Dynamics

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

Office Dynamics

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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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: The Accelerated Assistant

Office Dynamics

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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Free Webinar Teaches You How to Develop Your Persuasion Skills

Office Dynamics

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

Office Dynamics

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Enlarge Your Presence

Office Dynamics

Speak out; present new ideas; be creative; be assertive; be open; generate enthusiasm, create change; improve processes. I am just coming back to the office this week after an incredible week of teaching World Class Assistant to some amazing ladies.

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Don’t Be a Dragon to Yourself (Part 3 of 3)

Office Dynamics

Lack assertiveness. The problem with not being assertive is we let people walk over us. If you don’t feel you are assertive, take some classes. Assertive is about getting your needs met while being considerate of others. Admin Assistant Training Assertive Attitude Conflict Resolution Difficult People Interpersonal Skills Motivators Self DevelopmentIf you read the past two blogs, you will know that I have been talking about office dragons.

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Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

Office Dynamics

In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, I want to share my thoughts on why I believe being an executive assistant is a rewarding career. When people tell me, “Anyone can do that job,” it bothers me. It tells me that person doesn’t really know what it takes to be a great assistant.

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Webinar Etiquette and Protocol for Live Events

Office Dynamics

Assertive Attitude Communication Skills Interpersonal Skills Professional Image Workplace Tools #officedynamics admin assistant etiquette Facebook Live Joan Burge professionalism protocol webinar webinar etiquetteIt’s time to talk about webinar etiquette.

Today’s Administrative Assistant Has Power

Office Dynamics

Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Day Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Career Management Self Development(Excerpt from Become an Inner Circle Assistant book, Joan Burge). For the first time in history, the administrative professional’s job description hints at the full engagement of cognitive powers.

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Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed!

Office Dynamics

If someone is doing something or saying something that is unacceptable to you, then you need to speak up in a professional and assertive manner. Welcome to April. Wow, where is the time going? April is one of my favorite months because, here at Office Dynamics, we get to celebrate the wonderful accomplishments of those in the administrative profession! In case you are not aware, Administrative Professionals Week is April 24 – 28. But we celebrate the entire month of April.

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Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership for Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

This is a replay of the free webinar offered June 2016 titled Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership (for administrative professionals). Administrative professionals don’t typically think of themselves as leaders; even the most successful struggle with the idea!

What I Learned From 450 Revolutionary Assistants in Las Vegas

Office Dynamics

When I was asked to speak at the Office Dynamics Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , I was ecstatic. It was the first time my company OfficeTeam was participating in the event.

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5 Reasons Why Office Admins are the New Power Job

Office Dynamics

Author: OfficeNinjas. Editor’s Note: This is a revised version of an original post from the OfficeNinjas blog. You connect the dots between departments, have mastered the art of juggling competing work priorities, all while keeping the lights on and often acting as director of first impressions.

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How do you work for someone you dislike?

Office Dynamics

Question: “Five months ago I was hired as an admin at a telecommunications company. Recently I’ve come to realize that while my boss and I do get along, he’s kind of a classic jerk—and everyone warned me about it.

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The Top 3 Skills That Make Administrative Assistants Stand Out

Office Dynamics

Admin Assistant Training Assertive Attitude Career Management Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Creativity Etiquette Executive And Assistant Partnership Free Webianrs Interpersonal Skills Leadership Problem Solving Productivity Professional Image Self DevelopmentAdministrative professionals are always asking us what it takes to really stand out in the workplace. After all, it’s a competitive market out there!

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Executives and Assistants Working in Partnership with Special Guest, Joanne Linden

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7 Strategies to Speak Up to Get Results

Office Dynamics

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How to Impact Your Work by Rephrasing What You Say

Office Dynamics

8 Little Words Make a BIG Difference. What can I do to get this started?” I will never forget how my life changed as an executive when Jasmine Freeman, Chief Executive Assistant, asked me that question. I was standing outside Jasmine’s office on my way out the front door.

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Practicing Principles of Persuasion

Office Dynamics

Admin Assistant Training Assertive Communication Skills administrative assistant courage negotiation persuasion workplace skillsThis week I have a short but powerful Monday Motivator for you.

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How to Respond to Workplace Conflict

Office Dynamics

Use assertive communication techniques. You might think talking about conflict is not very motivating, especially to kick off the week. However, Monday is the perfect time to talk about workplace conflict because we all have to deal with it.

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The Power of One

Office Dynamics

Admin Assistant Training Assertive Career Management Communication Skills Cost Effective Creativity Interpersonal Skills Leadership Motivators Networking Organizational Skills Problem Solving Productivity Self Development TeamworkWelcome to May! Such a lovely time of year. I hope everyone has recuperated from an exciting Administrative Professionals Week. We did a lot of celebrating at Office Dynamics.

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