The start of a new year is the perfect time to make resolutions that can help you live a better life, whether they be personal or professional. For many people, one of their primary professional goals can be to show more assertiveness in the workplace.
It’s important to be assertive at work, and not doing so can lead you to be left behind when it comes to promotions and new opportunities. Typically those employees that have mastered the art of assertiveness without being too aggressive tend to fare best in the workplace, so below are some tips that can help you do the same as you start 2017.
Take the Time to Be Present and Listen
You might find it odd that taking the time to listen is first on this list of tips to help you be more assertive this year, but in reality, it’s one of the most important things to consider before you start to speak up.