Three essential skills for being assertive

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Last Published  01 August 2012

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Aggressive, passive and assertive responses

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Use this handout which gives scenarios for small groups to look at and assess the behaviour of the individual involved.
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Being assertive - the three skills

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Use this handout to explain the three elements to sounding, looking, and thinking assertively.
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Cognitive skills - the inner dialogue

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Use this handout to explain why thinking assertively is a key part of this type of behaviour.
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Formal answers

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An assessment of the behaviour of the individuals in the assertiveness response scenarios.
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Non-verbal skills - body language

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Use this handout explaining the key elements of body language and where they fit into assertive behaviour.
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Responses to a difficult situation

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This is an activity for pairs to discuss how a person displaying each behaviour type might respond.
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The right words to use in difficult situations

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This is a group activity that looks at words which portray the three behaviours associated with assertiveness.
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Three assertive skills - Follow-up activities

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Use this to categorise your colleagues according to the three types of behaviour by looking at their words, body language and behaviour.
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Three essential skills of being assertive - presentation

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Use this presentation on assertiveness when discussing and introducing this tool.
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Three skills for being assertive - evaluation of learning

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Use this evaluation worksheet to review what you have learned about the three essential skills and behaviours of being assertive.