Assert Yourself: Learning to be Assertive
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Assertive behavior means saying what we want, need, feel, think or believe in ways which are direct, honest and appropriate, but also respects the rights of those we are addressing - treating ourselves and those we work with as professional adults. It's the balance between passive and aggressive behavior.
Passive behavior has the advantage of avoiding confrontation but fails miserably at getting what you want. While aggressive people often appear to be successful, they rarely win the willing co-operation of their colleagues in the long run.
Being assertive, on the other hand, is much more advantageous. Assertiveness does not conflict with listening and accepting the views of others, such as a colleagues or customers, and is more likely to lead to a satisfactory solution to any problem.
By behaving more assertively your staff can be more positive, more creative and better equipped to get their job done effectively.
This new program looks at
- What assertiveness is
- Passive and aggressive behaviors and their advantages and disadvantages
- Getting your inner dialogue right
- Honesty and relevance when communicating
- Assertive responses to different types of behaviors
- Assertive requests
The techniques of assertive behavior are shown in the new program in a series of real life situations from in an office, within meetings, to even in a hospital looking both at the wrong way and right way scenarios.
The new program includes additional DVD extras that cover the following:
- The role of body language in assertiveness
- Dealing with aggressive people
- Giving and receiving praise
- How to communicate assertively via email
- Passive-aggressive behavior
Due to contractual restrictions, this product is available for shipment to USA addresses only.