NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE:
Assertive people are more likely to get what they want than passive people. Of course, not all people are naturally assertive, and not all people are assertive in ways that are well received by others.
Amy Gallo of Harvard Business Review offered a great deal of tips and insights to be assertive without losing yourself on the HBR Blog Network today, including the following key principles to remember:
- Assess your own degree of assertiveness and ask others for feedback.
- Set realistic goals to make small changes in your behavior and stick to them.
- Forge relationships with colleagues outside of work so that you feel more comfortable speaking up.
- Assume that assertiveness is always a good thing — the context you work in and your gender both matter.
- Try to imitate someone else’s behavior — you can change while still being true to who you are.
- Overcompensate and become aggressive — balance assertiveness with consideration of others.
More Details: [How to Be Assertive (Without Losing Yourself)] via blogs.hbr.org