People can sniff out fear really quickly. If you don’t display assertive and self-confident characteristics your team probably won’t support you, listen to you or buy into your ways of working. Building assertiveness and self-confidence is massive if you want to establish yourself as an authoritative figure.
building assertiveness and self-confidence builds self-esteem
Not only is it beneficial for your team to have a manager or leader that displays good leadership qualities, but it’s also great for your self-esteem. If you feel in control with your role and responsibilities you will feel confident in your ability knowing that you can manage your team effectively.
Download this infographic on building assertiveness and self-confidence to give you hints, tips and refreshers and help you maintain your skills reminding you to actively listen, empathise, negotiate and acknowledge your achievements as well as your team.
Remember to manage your inner chimp, keep the thoughts in your head clear and concise. Learn to say NO!