Saturday, May 18, 2013

When Was The Last Time You Looked In The Mirror?

Assertive/Responsive Comparison
In Your Work and Play
By Nick Ashton, Founder, CEO,
Tracometry Group of Companies.

In our everyday lives whether work or play, we have traits, both good and bad.  Our home life is supposed to be more relaxed and going about doing things we enjoy. This is not always the case as or social make-up has radically altered since the 1980’s.  It is all about communications and how by using a firmer communication protocol, life will have improved.  Has it?

Our working side of life is a different matter, we must now confine ourselves to a fixed schedule and protocol.  Some find this restrictive and it reduces the creativity of the relaxed character that is the real us and changes our attitudes.  We might not be the same person that was hired on in the first place.  It is not that we do not want to be, it is one of those bad habits we all adopt over time.

Let us just look at two aspects:

Assertiveness is the forcefulness people use to communicate their thoughts, opinions or desires to others.

Dominant and Expressive patterns are naturally assertive.
Analytical and Amiable patterns are lower assertive in nature. They are naturally detail oriented and attentive listeners.

Responsiveness is the readiness with which a person communicates emotion and develops relationships.

        Expressive and Amiable patterns are naturally       responsive.
Dominant and Analytical patterns are lower responsive in nature.  They are naturally time conscious and task oriented.

It is just these two areas we can modify our behaviors and see a vast difference in both our social and work environments.

Then again the following list may shed some light on areas you know you need modification:
  • Taking more risks
  • Extroversion
  • Balancing focus between people and tasks
  • Putting others at ease
  • Adjustability
  • Resilience
  • Thoughtfulness
  • Being fast paced
  • Carefulness
  • Being emotionally reserved
  • Being unabashed
  • Being assertive
  • Pessimism
  • Verifying data before taking action
  • Initiating action
  • Being compassionate
  • Seeking immediate results
  • Enjoying working in various locations
  • Sympathy
  • Being instinctive
  • Resourcefulness
  • Living by the clock
  • Discernment
  • Self-assuredness
  • Building camaraderie
  • Self sufficiency
  • Providing directives with skill
  • Maintaining a flexible schedule on the clock
  • Efficiency
  • Not conforming
  • Being an assertive leader
  • Being emotionally responsive
  • Employee Coaching Tool

Just some thoughts on how we can and should improve.

Stay tuned for more insight to improve your communication skills with the Tracometry Group of Companies, as we bring analytics that can be used in your daily life.

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