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Why Are Your People Thinking of Leaving? How to Be Firm, but Fair!
Have you ever had a great idea at work, but felt either unable to speak up or drowned out by more strident voices on your team? Such situations can leave you feeling powerless and frustrated, and your organization can miss out on your contributions.

Often, people hold back because they lack self-confidence or assertiveness. You can learn how to stand up for yourself without damaging relationships with our article, How to Be Assertive.

Being a "visible," self-assured team member can really boost your career and reputation. You can reap these rewards by following the tips and strategies in our articles, Getting Noticed and How to Get Your Voice Heard in Meetings.

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A Final Note

Being assertive does not mean adopting the aggressive behaviors of people who like to "throw their weight about". You can stand up for yourself and get what you want without damaging relationships, by acting fairly and with empathy.

Next week, you can learn how to decide which of your products or services deserve future investment, and watch our new video to find out how to identify and develop your organization's future leaders.

Have a great week!

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James Manktelow (CEO)

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