Might your need to be more demanding or forceful be met through this London UK management training and leadership development course called Skills with People?
How to say what you want ...
(and what you don't want) ...
… and get away with it WITHOUT argument
Is this training right for you?
Yes, if any of the following sound like you;-
- I feel uncomfortable making demands on people because it feels as though I'm antagonising them, and I'm worried they'll react negatively to my demands.
- I try to soften demands in order to make it more acceptable. But the trouble is this makes it easy for people to ignore what I want.
- Sometimes it feels as though I'm actually pleading with them instead of demanding.
- It's part of my job to set high standards and make sure people meet them, but I find this a challenge.
- It would be great if I could learn how to be totally firm with people without antagonising them.
- I realise I sometimes create tension and misunderstandings by not being firm enough with people.
- If only I could get rid of a sense of guilt about making demands on people.
- I very rarely say firmly and clearly what I want, because I'm always calculating how people will react. No wonder I find it difficult to handle situations requiring me to be tough.
- I'd rather yield to someone else's will than insist on my own.
- People must see me as weak.
- Could I really change from being a pushover to being firm when necessary, forceful, demanding, tough and uncompromising?
- Some people seem to know how to do it, so why not me?
- Perhaps the secret would be to find out how to combine assertiveness with empathy, then I could be uncompromisingly tough on the issue but without antagonising the person.