How do you make yourself more assertive?

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This is a posted question from Business Management Daily ‘s Admin Pro Forum that has been shared with permission. . Question: “I’ve heard many times from colleagues and people close to me that I’m just not assertive enough to really get ahead and achieve the things I want. ” Articles on How to Be More Assertive. 7 Tips for Executive Assistants Who Want to Be More Assertive. Free Webinars on How to Be More Assertive.

How to be an assertive assistant

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How many times are assistants told to be more assertive? It seems to me the word is everywhere we look, it is on our job descriptions, it is in our objectives and there are a ton of courses solely dedicated to making assistants more assertive. It seems we must constantly assert ourselves or we are total failures at the job! I think it is hard for assistants to be really assertive, especially when we want to be helpful, supportive and take a flexible approach with our work.


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