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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?

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? Learn from your experience.

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? Learn from your experience.

Set Healthy Boundaries at Work

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An important component to self-management versus stress-management is to set healthy boundaries in the workplace. You are confident, peaceful, in control (not walked over), respected, like a peer or business partner and viewed as a leader. Learning Highlights You will learn: .

2019 212

Setting Healthy Boundaries Today

Office Dynamics

Under that umbrella, we addressed topics such as self-management vs. stress management, learning specific difficult people types and how to handle each of them, the benefits of conflict and much more. Setting Healthy Boundaries.

2018 200

How to Respond to Workplace Conflict

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As more companies embrace collaboration, you must learn to work with other people and truly become a team player to get the work done and help your organization be more competitive. You don’t feel confident or happy when you are in conflict with co-workers or even a customer.

2016 202

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

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As an attendee, you will learn…. 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?

How to Build Consensus in Place of Conflict

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As more companies embrace the spirit of teamwork, you must learn to work with other people and truly become a team player to get the work done and help your organization be more competitive. You don’t feel confident or happy when you are in conflict with co-workers or even a customer.

2016 151

Getting the Most Out of Your Next Performance Evaluation

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Scheduling a performance evaluation meeting and setting measurable goals can be stressful or even seem unproductive to some. I have personally experienced stress in the past too! There are ways to decrease the stress levels and frustration though!

2018 203

33 Expressive Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt & Anxiety like Madonna

Dumb Little Man

Bad news is we are all here to learn lessons… sigh. Good news is that we are meant to learn lessons and by addressing them, we can transform them into strengths. Embrace quick, repeated failure allowing for the meant-to-learn lessons and opportunity. Happiness Negativity Stress

2016 206

How to Find Your Voice at Work

Eat Your Career

You’ll learn more. If you need to confront a delicate situation with someone who’s particularly stressed out, choose your timing wisely. While you want to demonstrate assertiveness, you need to balance it with respect. Learn how to speak concisely.

2010 177

4 Simple Steps To Landing Your Dream Job

Dumb Little Man

One of the best ways to learn about positions you may be interested in is to reach out to professionals. This just goes to show how important projecting confident and assertive body language can be to performing well in an interview. Although the process of preparing for an interview can feel stressful, it can become an extremely worthwhile experience. Aaron is a fresh college graduate looking to land his first full-time job.

2018 144

How to Say 'No' at Work

Ian's Messy Desk

It’s important to learn how and when to say no. However, many people run around stressed because they’re saying yes to everybody but themselves. Once you establish a pattern, co-workers will learn to respect that time and not disturb you.

2010 164

NEWS RELEASE: Star Achievement Series Has Gone Public

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Taught by Joan Burge , creator and master trainer of the Star Achievement Series® with more than 39 years of administrative expertise and learning and development. Pre-course work will be assigned to prepare the student thus engaging them in the learning process before they arrive.

2012 185

How To Live A Scriptless Life

Brilliantly Better

So, I learned the rules , implemented them and become successful. That we “learned&# something. Assess – Decide – Do In A Nutshell Assessment is the state in which you analyze, compare, learn and store your experiences.

2010 107