Assertive behavior is a must to achieve personal and professional success ingredient. Assertive behavior enhances self-esteem, reduces stress, promotes healthy relationships and positive, keeps at all times respect for oneself and prevents emotional manipulation.
Assertive behavior often confused with aggressive, and there are people who think that if they defend their rights will be taking aggressive behavior, so choose to take a passive behavior and stay in the background letting himself be manipulated by other. There are also those who claim to be assertive but actually mask this appearance after aggressive behavior. To be assertive is necessary to first accept the assertion of the other, fit the "no" foreign, assume the rejection of a request, understand that you can not always win and, perhaps most difficult of all, know said “not” self.
Both passive and aggressive behaviors-are-related fear. Passive flees what he fears. Aggressive masks for fear that others will not discover that they are weak. Assertive faces his fears. The more assertive and will be more willing you are to show who, do you feel and what you want, get more success in your work.
But what exactly is to be assertive at work?
To be assertive in this important area of your life, must possess an active attitude and set goals to increase their self-esteem. People who fail to distinguish between being liked and being respected get caught by the need to please everyone and sacrifice the respect due to themselves.
It is often thought that assertiveness is not only in words and, however, be assertive is much more: is to be able to express themselves with confidence in oneself without resorting to passive behaviors, agresivos the handlers and, in case of conflict, how to get a satisfactory agreement for both parties.
Ultimately, be assertive is to defend our rights while respecting the rights of others. Recognize what those rights are it will get easier; as, often, Slightly assertive behaviors are the result of ignorance of rights that we all have:
If you have not already done so, Dare to take the first step toward full use of this valuable competition that will drive you to success!
Managing partner – Execoach
PCC Executive Coach