7 tips for being more assertive
Assertive managers are the Don Drapers of the workplace. Cool, calm and unquestionably in charge.
You’ve probably seen this rare leadership species in your own office and watched in awe as they courteously turn back unmanageable workloads, delegate with confidence and calmly offer more productive alternatives to getting things done.
Ever noticed that assertive managers are more respected, get promoted quicker and avoid getting trodden on by workplace bullies?
That’s because assertive managers inspire confidence in others and don’t waste time beating around the bush. They get the job done with minimal misunderstanding, tension or hassle.
Of course, Don Draper didn’t always get it right, so don’t take your cues from him.
Here are 7 useful tips for being more assertive from AIM’s Assertiveness Techniques course:
As you can see, you don’t need to wear a suit and have a drink in your hand to be as cool as Don Draper. In fact, with a little more humility and a little less narcissism, you can be even cooler.
If you would like to learn even more techniques for being assertive and find out how to put them into practice, enrol for the next intake of Assertiveness Techniques.