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.” It is an aura of confidence. Benefits of Being Assertive. Confidence.

How To Be More Assertive Without Becoming Disrespectful

Dumb Little Man

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.

7 Tips for Executive Assistants Who Want To Be More Assertive

Office Dynamics

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?

Convey Confidence Without Words

On The Job

You're "telling" others that you lack confidence to tackle the big jobs. That's the assertion of Stanford Graduate School of Business Lecturer Richard Cox, who explains that the "language of power" comes from our nonverbal cues. Do you get a lack of respect at work?

Gain Confidence by Writing Down Your Ambitions

On The Job

The next time you''re feeling a bit down on yourself, you can regain your confidence — and make a good impression on others — if you take time to write down your aspirations and ambitions, a new study reveals. No one wants to admit that they''re not confident," she says.

Career Success A to Z: C is for Confidence

Eat Your Career

Ultimately, I settled on confidence because it’s the one quality that can make all of these things easier. With confidence, you’ll be a better communicator and more effective collaborator. Confidence will help you meet fear with courage. I debated this one for a while.

Boost your Confidence, Boost your Success

Small Business CEO

For freelancers, as for CEOs of small businesses, confidence and assertiveness are key. After all if you don’t have confidence in your own abilities, and demonstrate it, why should a prospective client or potential new hire have any confidence in you.

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.

How to Get Others to Value Your Work

Eat Your Career

In my experience, when people fully understand their own value, they exude a much higher level of confidence in all that they do, and others naturally respond to this. Politely but assertively correct people if they misunderstand what your job is all about.

2019 173

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? Confidence. (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? Confidence. (Part 2 of 2).

How to Find Your Voice at Work (Free Webinar)

Eat Your Career

I also know exactly what works (and what doesn’t) to find that sweet spot, where you can be both vocal and professional, assertive and respected. career advice Confidence confidence voiceJoin us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Find Your Voice at Work.”.

2019 161

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.”

Set Healthy Boundaries at Work

Office Dynamics

You are confident, peaceful, in control (not walked over), respected, like a peer or business partner and viewed as a leader. Why assertiveness in the workplace matters, especially for assistants, how it benefits you and what it really means.

2019 212

6 Ways for Assistants to Gain Respect

Office Dynamics

Forbes.com define executive presence as the ability to project gravitas–confidence, poise under pressure and decisiveness. Using a confident tone. The CEO told me he does not like it when his assistant does not sound confident about something when he asks her a question.

2019 163

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

2018 203

Getting the Most Out of Your Next Performance Evaluation

Office Dynamics

Communicate with your manager to ensure you both understand the expectations of your position and confidently discuss the future vision for you and your position. Assertive Attitude Career Management Meetings Self Development Uncategorized

2018 203

Setting Healthy Boundaries Today

Office Dynamics

A few are that you feel confident, peaceful, in control (not walked over), respected, like a peer or business partner and viewed as a leader. Setting Healthy Boundaries. I was teaching a class two weeks ago from the Star Achievement Series®.

2018 200

Overqualified and Interviewing

Office Dynamics

I learned additional confidence and to speak up when the position’s duties radically changed within days of being hired. Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Attitude Career Management Self Development UncategorizedOverqualified but applied anyway – NOT a desperate move.

Qualities Of A Great Assistant

Office Dynamics

Confident. What qualities do assistants think you need to be a great assistant? Many times in my live workshops and seminars for executive and administrative assistants, I ask the participant to create a list of qualities, attributes, and attitudes of star-performing assistants.

2015 246

7 Strategies to Speak Up to Get Results

Office Dynamics

Confidence only comes from taking action. The following post was originally published at ColetteCarlson.com and is shared with permission from the author. “I’ve I’ve lost my mojo and fear speaking up when I should,” confessed Janet who recently stepped into a new position.

2016 205

How to Respond to Workplace Conflict

Office Dynamics

You don’t feel confident or happy when you are in conflict with co-workers or even a customer. Use assertive communication techniques. You might think talking about conflict is not very motivating, especially to kick off the week.

2016 202

Getting People to Notice You: Cultivating High Self-Esteem Webinar Replay

Office Dynamics

How to comfortably and confidently showcase your value. Earn positive attention in the workplace and address the most common obstacle standing in the way for most assistants—lack of self-esteem. Do you struggle with getting people to notice you?

5 Helpful Ways to Deal With a Person’s Bad Attitude

Office Dynamics

Many times, informing people of their bad attitude in a positive way (i.e., “I thought you’d want to know the impact that X, Y or Z is having on the rest of the department because I’m confident that’s not how you meant to be perceived.”)

2016 199

12 Days of Christmas Webinar: The Organized Admin with Julie Perrine

Office Dynamics

That ability to produce it quickly instills confidence in your skills and abilities. Get ready to go from chaos to control with the excellent tips that Julie Perrine shares in this free webinar. Watch The Organized Admin Webinar Replay. Webinar Resources & Downloads.

2016 194

The Top 3 Skills That Make Administrative Assistants Stand Out

Office Dynamics

It will boost your confidence and your professional presence. 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!

Skills 168

Strategies for Advancing Your Career in Administrative Services

Office Dynamics

Promote your accomplishments in a way that is honest and confident, without going overboard. Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Day Administrative Professionals Week Assertive Career Management Communication Skills Interpersonal Skills Leadership Professional Image Self DevelopmentDesigned by Freepik. As a career-minded assistant, it’s easy to get to a place where you wonder, “Where do I go from here?”. Advancing as an assistant can take many different forms.

2017 165

How to Find Your Voice at Work

Eat Your Career

While you want to demonstrate assertiveness, you need to balance it with respect. Tags: Productivity confidence intimidation speaking voice I know so many amazing professionals who often tell me that speaking up at work is a challenge.

2010 177

How to Build Consensus in Place of Conflict

Office Dynamics

You don’t feel confident or happy when you are in conflict with co-workers or even a customer. Use assertive communication techniques.

2016 151

The CEO (Chief Energizing Officer) of You (Your Own Uniqueness)

Denise Aday

Assertiveness (not aggressiveness) Model when dealing with challenging people. Assertive behavior allows us to stand up for our rights, while still valuing the rights of others. Tips for being assertive: Acknowledge or confirm the want, need, issue or conflict. This serves several purposes: Boosts self-confidence and motivation.

2010 40

Admin Tip: How to Get Your Boss to Give You More Control

Eat Your Career

Be assertive. They need clear, confident instructions. When you identify a specific task you can or should take over for your executive, speak up assertively. As you demonstrate confidence, their confidence in you will grow.

2019 203

How to succeed as an assistant

Practically Perfect PA

Tip 2: Personal Effectiveness and Assertiveness. Your personal effectiveness includes how you communicate, how you manage your time, how assertive and confident you are and your power to negotiate and persuade.

2014 263

Why Being Unconfident Isn't a Bad Thing

On The Job

What would the world look like if people had less confidence? This certainly goes against other assertions that confidence is the cornerstone of any successful person’s life, but Chamorro-Premuzic contends we too often downplay things like talent and hard work.

2014 141

How to Gain Respect and Make Professional Connections

Dumb Little Man

When making a first impression, be sure to have good posture, shake hands firmly, use a clear and confident tone of voice, and make eye contact. Mutual Respect is Crucial Learning to be assertive is very important for healthy relationships.

2011 285

Skills required to be a good minute taker

Practically Perfect PA

Assertiveness. Minute takers must have the confidence to be able to speak up in a meeting (where appropriate) and clarify points.

2017 200

Always make a great first impression

Practically Perfect PA

I was a complete nervous wreak but managed to come across as out-going, confident and interesting… sure alcohol did help with that one… . During interviews I went into the room feeling confident about the role, I knew I would be good in that position and I could do the job.

2016 195

Are You TOO Nice at Work?

Eat Your Career

Looking at this list, I’m confident these aren’t words you want associated with your character. When it’s warranted, you say “no” in a way that is respectful and confident. You can also be assertive without being an a$$. You’re a nice person, I know. And nice is good!

2013 264

3 Sentences That Require a Tense Shift

Daily Writing Tips

Jones asserted that these attributes of confidence were important because executives and directors can use them to assess and advance their organizations along the journey to realize their vision.

2017 72

Things Assistants Do That Executives Appreciate

Office Dynamics

More confidence when addressing conflict in a way that leverages relationships. Increased confidence: more vocal, more influential and exudes a stronger presence with those she works with. Appropriately assertive.

2018 200

Speak for Yourself

Step It Up VA Coaching

Though you aren’t meeting them face-to-face, you’re still presenting to a group – great practices to build the confidence you need to give a speech or presentation at an industry event. The more you present within your industry, the more you will assert yourself as an expert in your field.

2014 141

How the DISC Behavioral Model Can Help Solopreneurs

The Solopreneur Life

DISC is an acronym for: Dominance—relating to control, power and assertiveness. In this matrix, the vertical dimension represents a factor of “Assertive&# or “Passive&# , while the horizontal dimension represents “Open&# vs. “Guarded&#.

2011 218

The Power of Asking for What You Want

Dumb Little Man

Be Assertive There’s something about combining confidence with control that gets attention. Relax as best as you can and be confident. If you ask in an assertive, polite way, you’re more likely to get what you want. If you keep this in mind, you’ll be more confident.

2011 285