Assertiveness

Asking for what you want

If you ever have trouble asking for what you want, saying no to others, or giving direct feedback, then you may be suffering from that most common affliction – insufficient assertiveness. Here are three simple tips to help you be more assertive. Notice what happens when you aren’t assertive: you either sacrifice your own needs…

Influencing tip: Are you being heard?

Do you ever find it difficult to get your opinion truly heard, or your ideas taken seriously?  Whether one-to-one, in group meetings or even when making a presentation, would you like to have more influence? When you have an important contribution to make, pay attention not only to what you say but how you say it.  Try…

Influencing tip

Influencing tip: Giving actionable feedback

Whether giving a performance review or just letting someone know how something they are doing is affecting you, giving feedback is important. Of course, telling somebody that you think they have done something really well is usually not so hard.  When it’s something that is hampering their performance, or impacting adversely on you or others, you need…