Leading a team of people is easier said than done, especially when you’re not assertive enough.
Without a leader, a team can easily fall apart and run like a headless chicken. Yes, every team needs a leader but not all leaders are the same. Some people think they are leaders, while some know they are. What separates them is the ability to be assertive, especially when the situation gets tough. If you want to become a great leader, consider joining the Assertiveness and Self-Confidence Training Course from PD Training in Hong Kong.
Many people want to be assertive but usually make a lot of mistakes. Those mistakes tend to have a massive impact especially with your colleagues. It can get people to ignore you and worse, it can get them to hate you. There is a thin line between being assertive and being bigheaded. Usually, bigheaded people don’t know much, except how to please themself and their ego.
There are many things you need to learn to be assertive. You may not get it immediately but keep practicing and it will become you. It will definitely show in your tone and actions. Your confidence will skyrocket and everyone will benefit from it.
Before anything else, you need to start building your confidence. Start by thinking positive about everything you are going through. Yes, even the bad experiences. Never allow negative things to ruin your mood. Remember that everything happens for a reason and that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Start your day by talking to yourself and reminding yourself of your accomplishments. That way, you will realise that you are better than you think.
Believe in your ideas and what you stand for. Trust yourself that you know what you are doing and what you are talking about. People who are not assertive will usually simply keep quiet. It is sad when that happens especially when their idea really does work. People will be deprived of your wonderful idea if you don’t assert yourself. Make them realise your worth.
Train yourself to listen to others more because good communication is a two-way street. A good leader is not only a good speaker, but is also a good listener. If you start to listen, you will better understand your colleagues and it will make the flow of your work easier. It also helps open up channels and ideas, which will maximise the potential of your work. Don’t forget to use gestures and body language because they act as punctuations to your sentences.
Become a new you when you join the Assertiveness and Self-Confidence Training Course from PD Training in Hong Kong.
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