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Managing Employees Through Assertive Management Techniques

You do not need to wear a hockey mask and swing a mace to be assertive at the workplace (though it might help). An article at Business Management Daily offers more practical advice. Set and communicate clear boundaries and expectations is one tip. Hold everyone accountable for their prescribed functions, even when it makes you feel bad to reprimand someone. When you talk to someone without being a jerk, you can get someone to both comply and commit, which are two different things. In the end, choose your battles carefully. My takeaway from that is if you are always scrutinizing people for improvement, you might seem like a nag, even if your intentions are noble. You can read the full article here: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/19465/keep-employees-in-check-through-assertive-management-techniques

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