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Assertive Leadership Techniques

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Assertive Leadership Techniques

Being assertive and being aggressive are two different behaviors.
They give you two different outcomes.
Can you see the difference in the two?

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Assertiveness is one of the most valuable skill sets leaders and managers can possess. It ensures that you are clear, consistent and understood by those you lead. Assertiveness helps eliminate the confusing and inconsistent messages many of us often convey unintentionally to our employees and coworkers.

This program gives participants practical techniques to improve their assertiveness in leadership positions and helps define the difference between assertive, aggressive, passive and devious leadership styles. 

This program will also provide opportunities to use assertive techniques in problem solving and interpersonal workplace situations.

Assertiveness and Leadership

  • What is assertiveness?
  • Assertiveness aids leadership

 

What Is My Communication Style?

  • Passive and non-assertive
  • Overly assertive – aggressive
  • Indirectly assertive
  • Effectively assertive

 

How to Be More Assertive

  • How to confront
  • How to communicate

 

How to Handle a Problem Boss

 

Compliments, Criticism, Rejection

  • Taking compliments
  • Giving compliments
  • Criticizing
  • Accepting “NO”

Saying NO

  • Feedback to subordinates

 

Constructive Confrontations

  • Competition
  • Why give in?
  • Compromise
  • Problem-solving conflicts

If you are in a leadership role, and you have been labeled a tyrant, aggressive, pushy, demanding or hard to deal with, this class would benefit you.

If your recent performance evaluation highlighted your rough demeanor and your lack of empathy, this class is for you.

If your employee turnover rate is high and your management style is the culprit, this class will help you turn things around.

“Exceeded my expectations. I really like the way that we jumped right into practical application case studies. I really like the efficient tool for surveying the class.  It was all very instructive.  Dr. Graham has excellent command of the material. Fully engaged.  Very skillful. I would definitely enroll in more courses with Dr. Graham.” 

Daniel M. Goebel,  Star Lumber, Wichita, KS

“Great seminar. Well worth my time. Dr. Graham was recommended to me by my supervisor as a choice option.  He was right.”

Scott Dickmeyer, Flight Safety International, Wichita, KS

Any questions or concerns?  Give me a shout. paula.seiwert@wichita.edu

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