Boost Assertiveness

Why train skills in assertiveness in your leaders?

People often mistake assertiveness for aggression or abrasiveness. In fact, assertiveness is more about clarity. If we think about the phrase ‘to be clear is to be kind’, then we understand the true meaning of assertiveness. We don’t arm ourselves with false confidence and we don’t apologise or dance around issues. It’s about truth, authenticity and dropping the ego to seek the ‘win-win’.

What leaders will explore

  • Four communication styles and ‘win-win’
  • Understanding the role of body language
  • The role of radical candour
  • Understanding emotional agility
  • Assertiveness and the authentic you

What leaders will apply

  • Ability to negotiate ‘winwin’ outcomes
  • Strategies for increasing assertiveness levels
  • Preserving the relationship while still getting
    the message across
  • Regulating techniques for emotions
  • A more authentic communication style

Ben has the ability to go deep quickly and get into the real conversation. LOVE working with Thinka – the passion from the team comes through in every interaction.


Workshop Outline

Delivery Options

In Person Workshop

Virtual Workshop

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Key Outcomes

1. Leaders who are self-aware.

2. Leaders who role model assertiveness for team members.

3. Leaders who can authentically communicate, seeking the ‘win-win’.

4. Leaders who can regulate their emotions to steady themselves.

5. Leaders who know how to be ‘clear to be kind’.

Target Audience


Learning Approach

Experiential and application based learning

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    Our in-person workshops maximise opportunities for robust conversation, experiential activities and intensive group work. This is no ‘death by PowerPoint’ experience – our facilitators are skilled in presenting and leading immersive experiences that get the most out of people. Supported by multimedia, attractive takeaway pages and practical strategies for using back on the job – our in-person workshops build a formidable bridge between exploration and application. We have a 10 person minimum for an in person workshop.


    Our virtual workshops breathe fresh life into the online experience with their almost ‘radio show’ feel. Our expert facilitators use a combination of multimedia, questioning techniques and break out activities to target micro-skills – with a focus on application. Supported by an online platform hosting custom-built workshop materials, participants can be assured of a lively, dynamic session that has a distinct bias to action. We have a 6 person minimum for a virtual workshop.

    This audience includes ‘middle management’ leaders who support team members in capability building. The skills are geared toward increasing leadership effectiveness and driving performance in team members in modern work contexts. These skills are flexible and built to grow with individuals as they evolve in their leadership journeys.

    Thinka believes that every learner needs to walk away being able to do something differently once they’ve engaged in a learning solution. The real power is in every individual applying their learning. Our behaviour-based methods, supported by the latest research, are key to making the steps for change relevant and realistic.

    Thinka supports with methods like storytelling, experiential activities or rich questioning, but ultimately, we know the integration between solution and real world is the most crucial part of the learning experience. That is why we look for ways to ‘build a bridge’ between the solution we provide and what happens back out on the job.

    Whether it’s an application template, a set of strategies, some tips or a ‘how to’ model – we work hard to provide every learner with not just information but the tools they need to make a real difference.