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[37] How to Disagree Assertively With Someone at Work

October 26, 2020 Kara Ronin Season 1 Episode 37
The Leadership Pod
[37] How to Disagree Assertively With Someone at Work
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The Leadership Pod
[37] How to Disagree Assertively With Someone at Work
Oct 26, 2020 Season 1 Episode 37
Kara Ronin

Learning how to disagree assertively with someone at work is a key skill that emerging leaders need to master. As you climb higher in the corporate world, you need to make your opinion known. You need to look like an independent thinker if you want to establish the reputation as a leader. And disagreeing with people at work when you need to or want to is a great way to do this.

However, disagreeing doesn’t come naturally to many people. If you’re more of a passive communicator, you’re likely to use a lot of indirect language when you disagree, causing your disagreement to sound weak. If you’re more of an aggressive communicator, your disagreements can sound too direct and overpowering.

There is a middle ground that is disagreeing assertively. This allows you to get your point across with confidence and conviction, while at the same time, maintaining a positive working relationship with the other person.

In this episode, How to Disagree Assertively With Someone at Work, I guide you through the 5-step strategy that will help you disagree assertively. I teach you the foundational concepts behind this strategy and give you example sentences to use in your next disagreement.

You will learn: 

  • Two common problems when people disagree.
  • 5-step structure on how to disagree assertively, respectively and effectively with someone at work.
  • 1. Recognise the other persons’ viewpoint.
  • 2. Ask permission to disagree.
  • 3. Verbalise your disagreement.
  • 4. Support your opinion with a rationale.
  • 5. Circle back and ask for input/feedback.

Resources Mentioned in this Episode

Get Your Leadership Evaluation Toolkit! Download the Leadership Evaluation Toolkit, a 35-question self-assessment on leadership:   http://www.executive-impressions.com/leadershipevaluationtoolkit

Continue Your Learning!

Love the show? Let me know! Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829

Follow me on LinkedIn!  https://www.linkedin.com/in/kararonin/ and follow my hashtag #execimpressions https://www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/execimpressions/.

I hope you enjoyed this episode on “How to Disagree Assertively With Someone at Work”.

Thank you so much for listening to this episode of The Leadership Pod!


Show Notes

Learning how to disagree assertively with someone at work is a key skill that emerging leaders need to master. As you climb higher in the corporate world, you need to make your opinion known. You need to look like an independent thinker if you want to establish the reputation as a leader. And disagreeing with people at work when you need to or want to is a great way to do this.

However, disagreeing doesn’t come naturally to many people. If you’re more of a passive communicator, you’re likely to use a lot of indirect language when you disagree, causing your disagreement to sound weak. If you’re more of an aggressive communicator, your disagreements can sound too direct and overpowering.

There is a middle ground that is disagreeing assertively. This allows you to get your point across with confidence and conviction, while at the same time, maintaining a positive working relationship with the other person.

In this episode, How to Disagree Assertively With Someone at Work, I guide you through the 5-step strategy that will help you disagree assertively. I teach you the foundational concepts behind this strategy and give you example sentences to use in your next disagreement.

You will learn: 

  • Two common problems when people disagree.
  • 5-step structure on how to disagree assertively, respectively and effectively with someone at work.
  • 1. Recognise the other persons’ viewpoint.
  • 2. Ask permission to disagree.
  • 3. Verbalise your disagreement.
  • 4. Support your opinion with a rationale.
  • 5. Circle back and ask for input/feedback.

Resources Mentioned in this Episode

Get Your Leadership Evaluation Toolkit! Download the Leadership Evaluation Toolkit, a 35-question self-assessment on leadership:   http://www.executive-impressions.com/leadershipevaluationtoolkit

Continue Your Learning!

Love the show? Let me know! Head over to Apple Podcasts, leave a review and subscribe! https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-leadership-pod/id1500219829

Follow me on LinkedIn!  https://www.linkedin.com/in/kararonin/ and follow my hashtag #execimpressions https://www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/execimpressions/.

I hope you enjoyed this episode on “How to Disagree Assertively With Someone at Work”.

Thank you so much for listening to this episode of The Leadership Pod!