EP028: Why Do New Leaders Need to Be Assertive?

Why do leaders need to communicate assertively? Why is assertive communication important in leadership? There are a number of reasons why you should learn how to communicate assertively as a leader. However, many shy away from it, especially if they’re coming from a more passive style of communication.

Assertive communication is a critical skill for all emerging leaders to develop. It helps you communicate more confidently, deal with difficult situations with ease, and be more authentic in your interactions with others. 

I’ve personally taken the journey to learn how to be more assertive and it has drastically changed my life, both personally and professionally. 

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What will you learn in this episode?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why assertive communication is important.
  • Leaders who avoid communicating assertively don’t last.
  • Assertiveness makes your communication more confident.
  • Assertive leaders appear more honest and transparent.
  • You can set boundaries and say “no”. 
  • You can make clear requests to delegate better.
  • Assertiveness helps you manage conflict in teams.
  • You can handle difficult conversations better.

If you’ve ever wondered why you should be assertive as a leader, you will walk away from this episode with seven reasons why you need to start being assertive today!

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Kara Ronin is the founder of Executive Impressions. She is an executive coach who specialises in leadership presence, social skills and business etiquette. She is also the creator of Bestselling Udemy course, Business Etiquette 101. Kara’s advice and unique perspectives have been featured in Time Inc., Business Insider, Ignites Europe (a Financial Times Service), The Muse, The Local France, The West Australian, and more. Kara works regularly with lawyers, investment bankers, and finance professionals to help them build presence, authority and influence in business. Get Kara's insights delivered straight to your inbox