When considering assertiveness in the workplace, what are the actual parameters? What does it entail for women and why is it a topic of discussion?
Oswald’s Women’s Leadership Council hosted Kelly Keefe, President at ERChealth, this week to share her insights on these questions and how they should apply to Oswald Companies.
Kelly opened the discussion by asking “What does being assertive mean?”
One definition includes, “Standing up for, or expressing, yourself without physically harming another person or their feelings.”
Kelly added that assertiveness should also include:
To change your habits for a win/win, Kelly went on to share these 11 tips:
Kelly closed her talk with comments from a recent lunch with Oswald’s Bob Klonk, CEO. Kelly asked Bob how he defines “assertiveness” at Oswald. Here’s how he responded:
Deena Rini, Practice Leader for Oswald Financial Inc., closed our time together with an offer from the Women’s Leadership Council to spend one on-one-time with members of the council if we’d like to further review any assertiveness issues we may experience at Oswald.
About the Author:
At Oswald, her strategic focus lies in identifying, measuring and managing organizational risks, while providing innovative solutions to local, national and international employers. Her current responsibilities include enhancing client relationships, as well as focusing on overall account selling, while overseeing Oswald’s Client Executive professionals as Team Leader.
The Oswald Women’s Leadership Council was created to empower, develop, and advance Oswald employee-owners, in support of professional and personal development, and an inclusive environment that advances the success of women and the organization. Read earlier articles from the Council below.
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