Leadership Tip

How to assert yourself and influence those around you

Assertiveness often gets a bad rap. People who are self-confident and forceful can be cast as pushy and annoying. But when balanced with other critical skills, being assertive can help you excel at other things:

  • Fostering teamwork: Teams thrive when their members are able to express not-always-popular points of view. Use your self-confidence to set a tone that allows other people to speak up.
     
  • Leading change: Constructive change requires bold moves. Be assertive and break through the resistance that often arises during a change effort.
     
  • Acting with integrity: When coupled with honesty, assertiveness gives you the courage to stand up for what you know is right.

The above leadership tip...
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