“Assertiveness starts with a choice to generate energy.” – from How to Be Confident and Assertive in Business
At any given moment, you know quite well whether you’re switched on or off. You can look around a conference table and pinpoint which of your co-workers are on or off too. When you’re switched off, you’re low-energy, fearful, jaded, a little sarcastic. When you’re on, you’re paying attention, helping someone else to complete their thought without cutting them off, and raising your hand to voice an opinion—even when you aren’t sure it’s right.
“Confident and assertive people don’t turn themselves off,” inspirational keynote speaker Susan Leahy taught her webinar audience last month. They truly engage in whatever situation they’re in. They’re willing to share ideas even though they might not be embraced completely, and they try to find the nugget of truth inside even the most oppositional viewpoint. The difference betw...(register to read more)