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.

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?

Skills required to be a good minute taker

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Not everyone can be a good minute taker – it’s a definite skill and quite often an art, hence the name of my course, The Art of Minute Taking. There are definite skills required to be a good minute taker and I’ve listed some of them below: Listening. Assertiveness.

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Free Webinar Teaches You How to Develop Your Persuasion Skills

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As we celebrate 25 years in business we’re offering a free webinar each month for administrative professionals to continue their skill development and learn more about who we are and what we offer the administrative profession.

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The Top 3 Skills That Make Administrative Assistants Stand Out

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As you can see, these skills go beyond the basics. There is much to learn regarding advanced skills for assistants. It’s designed to help you stand out and develop the master-level skills you need to become World Class. The post The Top 3 Skills That Make Administrative Assistants Stand Out appeared first on Office Dynamics. Administrative professionals are always asking us what it takes to really stand out in the workplace.

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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? Admin Assistant Training Communication SkillsAs 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.

The Top Skills Executives Want From Assistants Today

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Office Dynamics often surveys managers and high-level executives as to the skills, attitudes, and behaviors that are most important for an assistant to possess. Communication skills, both oral and written, are a must-have. Technological skills are a must-have to keep up with the pace and dynamics of the job. A must-have skill when managing your executive’s calendar is to understand your executive must have down time.”.

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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

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).

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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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).

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.”

Assistants Must Excel at the Fundamentals

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I know many seasoned executive assistants who think they do not need to focus on or pay attention to their basic skills, what is also known as the fundamentals. Every career has certain core fundamental skills.

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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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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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Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

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I hear managers or Human Resource Professionals say it doesn’t take any special skill to be an administrative assistant. In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, I want to share my thoughts on why I believe being an executive assistant is a rewarding career.

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Celebrating Administrative Professionals

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Administrative Assistants Rock! Join our April Blog-A-Thon. April is just around the corner and we love celebrating administrative professionals! This is the month we can (and will) celebrate in a big way.

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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Practicing Principles of Persuasion

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Tomorrow we’ll be offering a free webinar focused on Getting to Yes, which has brought up a lot of thoughts around the idea of assistants needing to build the power of their persuasive skills. This week I have a short but powerful Monday Motivator for you.

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Blog-a-Thon Bonus Announcement

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BONUS BONUS BONUS!!! Get Bonus Entries In Our Blog-a-Thon For The Administrative Profession. For those of you who are participating in our blog-a-thon this April we want to give you even more ways to get entered to win. Announcing BONUS entries with social sharing.

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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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Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed!

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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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Who Is Office Dynamics International?

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Technical skills can be gleaned, but behavior must be taught. At Office Dynamics International we are celebrating 25 years of serving the administrative profession. Perhaps you’ve known us for a long time or you’re new around here.

5 Reasons Why Office Admins are the New Power Job

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Whether it’s finding the right caterer, meeting global counterparts from international office locations or brushing off your creative skills to whip up a spiffy PowerPoint presentation, you love tackling projects outside of your job scope (and even get excited at the opportunity!).

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Qualities Of A Great Assistant

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Good communication skills. Organization skills. Interpersonal communication skills. Excellent calendaring skills. Excellent time management skills. Great networking skills. Analytical forward thinking skills.

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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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All the free training we offer in one place!

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At Office Dynamics International we love what we do. Part of what we do is provide tools and services to administrative professionals to enhance the quality of their work-life that promote administrative excellence.

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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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Teach Your Executive How to Work with You

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This is a huge benefit to you because you grow your skill set. Assertive Career Management Executive And Assistant Partnership

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Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership for Administrative Professionals

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Only a rare few administrative professionals have learned to tap into the power of the most advanced leadership skill. She’s witnessed its power first hand and helped hundreds of administrative professionals hone their self-leadership skills.

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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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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Hired, then abandoned–how to become part of the team?

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This month’s question from our friends at The Admin Pro Forum is from Maddy who is struggling to become part of the team at her new office. Take a moment to read her question and let us know what you think in the comments of this blog. Have you ever found yourself in a similar scenario?

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Webinar Etiquette and Protocol for Live Events

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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.

The Power of One

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Persuasion skills. Craft your skill. Good communication skills. Organizational skills. 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.

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Assistants Speak Out: The Biggest Struggles In Partnering With Their Executive

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Happy Monday! Fall is in the air and I love it. Fall is all around us whether you live where the beautiful trees are overflowing with color or in the West where we feel the crisp morning and evening air. Halloween decorations and costume advertisements popping up everywhere.

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Are You Too Busy for The Most Important Partner In Your Office? The Importance of Daily Huddles

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I recently received a request for advice from an assistant named Kathryn. She posed a typical problem that I have heard for years and I want to respond to her question in a blog as I bet many executive and administrative assistants run into the same problem.

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Executives and Assistants are Struggling Today

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[This article was originally posted at Executive Secretary Magazine.]. There is no greater relationship in the workplace than that of an executive and an Assistant. I can honestly say that because of my experience in the administrative profession for 20 years in a variety of organizations.

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

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From what I understand, no one else had anything like the portfolio to showcase their skills. 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?

Communicating With Your Manager

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Admin Assistant Training Assertive Career Management Communication Skills Executive Blog Interpersonal Skills Mgr/Asst Team Organizational Skills business communication calendaring daily huddle professional partnership The Importance of Daily Huddles.

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