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Acting assertively at work

Mary Valentich

Acting assertively at work

a self-help manual

by Mary Valentich

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Published by Faculty of Social Work in Calgary, Alta .
Written in English


Edition Notes

23

StatementMary Valentich and James Gripton
ContributionsGripton, James
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 87 p.
Number of Pages87
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21614606M
ISBN 100889531331
OCLC/WorldCa26255588

Aggressive behaviour - where you have a tendency to dominate conversations or to ignore other people's views and seek to control what others do by dictating to them or telling them what they must or should do. Assertiveness Training - The Benefits There are many potential benefits to training yourself to be assertive. This can lead to a build up of frustration and anger which can eventually come out in an aggressive way. Pretend you're not freaking out on the inside, and plow through the job with what needs to be done. Why give people a reason to think your contribution is wrong?

Fortunately, finding out how to become more comfortably assertive is something that can be mastered relatively painlessly. Paterson has a helpful analogy that distinguishes the differences. While it is important to make your voice heard, you don't want to be seen as disrespectful or overbearing. Indeed, any type of self-promotion presents a dilemma for women.

Below is a list of how confidence and humility create that assertive mindset that leads to acting assertively. Being assertive is starkly different from being passive or aggressive. You can feel victimized, pushed around, and taken advantage of. If you are well informed about your topic, you will likely be seen as more authoritative, and probably feel more confident. Another way people do this is by prefacing their words with phrases like: 'I could be wrong but…'


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Acting assertively at work book

The How to Be Assertive eBook is also likely to be of use to you if you are a life coach or other professional who works with people with Assertiveness difficulties and you would like to have a range of approaches and techniques for helping clients to become more assertive.

Highlighting strengths and achievements is necessary in salary negotiations, recruitment and promotion endeavours, however women risk significant penalties for this type of behaviour.

Compared to more egregious forms of workplace mistreatment like sexual harassmentincivility — which is classified as low-intensity deviance at work — may seem minor. Although you can't anticipate every workplace situation, if you know you'll be at a meeting where you'll want or need to present ideas or information, it's smart to practice your presentation beforehand.

Own it and be confident in your abilities. If they feel defensive, let them express that.

5 Tips to Increase Your Assertiveness

This might mean that both of you acknowledge that a problem exists or that something needs to be solved. A person who is assertive might be described as someone who: Expresses their views clearly and articulately without being aggressive Stands up for their own and other people's rights in a reasonable and clear way Allows other people a reasonable opportunity to express their opinions without allowing them to dominate a conversation Has the courage to express their own feelings, even about difficult issues, in a way which is respectful and honest.

Group Dynamics for Teams

You can feel victimized, pushed around, and taken advantage of. If you can become more assertive it is likely to lead you to: Feel better about yourself Feel more relaxed Have a greater awareness of your own needs and how to meet them Be able to create personal and professional goals instead of putting other people's needs or wishes first Be able to work effectively in partnership with others Participate in honest, constructive relationships where you and others can develop understanding and respect and solve problems together Assertiveness Training - 5 Methods The eBook How to Be Assertive offers an introductory guide to 5 different methods or approaches to becoming assertive.

In each study, we consistently found that women reported experiencing more incivility from other women than from their male coworkers. Many factors may contribute. Having a plan for what you want to say before you start talking will make your thoughts and ideas come across more clearly and confidently.

How to Be Assertive - The Assertiveness Training eBook How to Be Assertive is a unique guide to becoming assertive coversing 5 different approaches to improving your assertiveness skills. You're the expert in your field, now go and act like it.

However, while there is significant evidence that women are less likely to negotiate assertively for advancement or additional rewards, it is not altogether clear that a lack of confidence accounts for these patterns.

The Assertive Employee

The question, though, is why? Becoming more assertive will therefore involve you in learning helpful techniques or methods which need to be practised before they become second nature.

An emphasis on the main challenges that teams face, such as conflict, decision making, problem solving, creativity, and valuing diversity, prepares students to be more effective team members and leaders.

And that's the main thing to remember at work, at home, in relationships — you've got this. The 5 assertiveness training methods or approaches which are set out in the eBook are: 1. Student learning aids include chapter-ending activities for application of concepts; surveys with discussion questions that personalize the learning experience; and point-by-point summaries that are ideal for review.

If a conflict arises, take some time to think it over before immediately responding. Pitch ideas, ask for deeper explanations.The Center for WorkLife Law has developed a detailed framework for understanding the constellation of factors that make up these biases.

In their book, What Works for Women at Work, Center for WorkLife Law founding director Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey describe four biases that undermine women and people of color at work.

Acting Assertively is a seven-session program that teaches kids how to stand up for themselves without hurting anyone else. Read more Read less click to open popover Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle atlasbowling.com: Lisa Lawmaster Hess.

3. Feels confident to be assertive at work 4. Understands rights and responsibilities at work 5. Knows the difference between assertiveness, aggression & passivity 6.

Is assertive with others, utilising the 3 steps to assertive behaviour 7. Can say no to others with respect, without feeling guilty 8. The book will give you an insight into why assertiveness is so important at work, how it benefits the employee, and why it’s such a valued trait by employers.

We’ll have a look at the four most important personality types that you will find in any workplace – including aggression and passive-aggression – in more detail, and explain how. Mar 28,  · In addition, when women acted more assertively at work — expressing opinions in meetings, assigning people to tasks, and taking charge —.

By acting assertively, you can express your feelings, thoughts and beliefs to the person who violated your rights w/out suffering the negative consequences associated with aggression or passively. It is important to emphasize that assertive, aggressive and passive responses are learned behaviors.