Being assertive means standing up for your rights without being aggressive or unpleasant.
To gain important skills in developing assertiveness and confidence, use Assertiveness and Self Confidence Training Course delivered by pdtraining in Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and other cities in New Zealand.
When developing our capacity to be assertive and confident, it is important to be aware of how our behaviour impacts others. As the success of our communications depends not only on us, but also in how others respond to it, we must ensure that we are being assertive without being aggressive, and confident without being insensitive.
Disagreements are healthy, but need to be handled carefully. When disagreeing with someone, make sure that you provide them the reason for the disagreement so that they understand you better. Remain objective and unbiased, and voice your agreements with enthusiasm. If you feel you have disappointed or hurt somebody by your disagreement, do not stop to disagree, but make efforts to express your genuineness and concern. You may even indulge in small talk later just to show that by disagreeing, you do not mean harm.
By building self-confidence and assertiveness, you can help create a better environment in your workplace and home. To initiate improvements, you must be able to convince people, and sometimes, put your foot down. A confident person has the ability to influence others more easily than a person who does not have self-confidence. For team leaders, managers and mentors, being self-confident and assertive is significantly important, as they are required to lead and influence others.
Setting and Reaching Goals
Being assertive helps in decision-making, and in ensuring that goals are reached on time and smoothly. It is vital to find common ground when disagreements happen and reach consensus before setting goals. That will motivate the team to work hard to reach the goals, as they feel that they were a part of the decision-making process. For a team leader, it is important to be considerate of each member of the team and use their ideas and opinions while taking the final decision on setting goals and the way to reach them.
Becoming a Leader
To develop skills in leadership, you need to become self-confident and assertive. When becoming assertive, you must be careful not to allow yourself to become imposing, tyrannical or aggressive. There is a thin line between standing up for your rights and those of others, and stepping on others’ rights. Successful leaders have mastery over leading others to become stronger and righteous in their work ethics and life. An assertive and confident leader helps to achieve better management of work, create a positive and productive work environment, and encourage consistent growth of team members.
To improve yourself, others and your environment, self-confidence and assertiveness are valuable tools – qualities that can be acquired easily with practice.
Pdtraining delivers 1000’s of professional development courses each year in Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and other cities, so you can be assured your training will be delivered by a qualified and experienced trainer.
All public Assertiveness and Self Confidence Training courses include am/pm tea, lunch, printed courseware and a certificate of completion. Customised courses are available upon request so please contact pdtraining on 0800 003150 to learn more.