Communication is key to success and expressing one’s opinions, ideas and needs in a confident manner whilst also respecting those of others is a fine balancing act and a true staple of an excellent leader. Assertiveness is crucial as it aids individuals to establish credibility, set expectations and boundaries, communicate effectively and handle conflicts whilst cultivating and showing respect. Successful assertive leaders demonstrate both knowledge and confidence in their decisions and can effectively handle difficult conversations and conflicts. They are inspiring and motivating as their team thrive around having their clear and fully understood goals .
Developing assertiveness can be tricky and a coach can help you understand your communication style by developing your self-awareness and identify areas where you may need to become more assertive. Your skillset will be developed as techniques are shared for expressing opinions in a considerate manner, resulting in a more positive and productive work environment.