Learn to say No at work

Are you a Flossie?

There's usually at least one Flossie in every organisation, often one in every family and they are much more likely to be a women than a man. (apologies to the Florences and Flos out there)

She thinks that if she continues to do a good job and works hard enough she will be noticed, get that promotion and pay rise. If the promotion doesn't come, then she thinks that just means she needs to work harder, train more people - Flossie is holding the place together.

If Flossie is at home, she thinks that everyone is too busy to appreciate her and the lack of recognition and constant striving means that she can soon become, exhausted, miserable and bitter.

Flossie doesn't realise that 'glass ceilings’, lack of career impact and appreciation is due not to a lack of hard work but a lack of visibility!

Making herself indispensable in her current role, staying in her comfort zone and never asking for anything will not get her the recognition she deserves. 90% of the reasons for promotion and recognition within organisations are due to image and visibility.

Flossie needs to make greater efforts with her interpersonal skills, appearance and ensure she builds contacts and networks.

The Springboard Women's Development Programme has been designed to help Flossie and her colleagues, this is what some of the latest graduates from the recent programme in Bournemouth said:

This course has been a strong factor in a life changing direction for me. I have now become more confident and not afraid to be me and be assertive.

I feel much more confident and positive than I did four months ago, when I had really low self esteem. I feel it will help me going forward.

The most effective, accurate course for self help, peer support and taking control of personal and professional areas of life.

So if you want to stop being a Flossie, learn to be more assertive and want things to change, then you have to change things.

The next Open Springboard Programme starts in Bournemouth on September 10th 2015, then October 8th, November 5th & December 3rd. You must attend all four workshops, but this could be the start of the rest of your life!

To find out more go to www.successfulwomen.training/for-individuals or email me at gill@successfulwomen.training

Sponsorship may be available for those self-funding or working within the not-for-profit sector.

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