Category Archives: Personal Effectiveness

To Be or Not to Be…Reachable

I have been having this discussion more and more often recently, and reading quite a few more articles than before. A lot of people I interact with today complain that they are expected to be reachable 24x7x365 by their employer … Continue reading

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Assertiveness continued – Saying NO

Image courtesy of: https://seanwes.com A lot of people apprehend saying no to other people’s request when they are already busy with their own important work, especially in highly relationship oriented cultures. The main reason quoted is that saying no is … Continue reading

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Join us for the People Skills Twitter Chat “Assertiveness and People Skills”

Hi, I am honored to announce that I will be co-hosting the next #peopleskills chat with Kate Nasser, next Sunday 6 October 10am EDT / 2:30pm GMT / 7pm IST / 9:30pm SST The topic of this week’s #peopleskills chat, … Continue reading

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4 Steps to Being More Assertive? Not That Simple

In my (almost) 15 years of experience, I have conducted numerous interventions around the topic of assertiveness with different industries, different geographies and different demographics. In all these interventions the most common expectation I have heard from learners is “I … Continue reading

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Don’t Throw The Baby Out With The Bath Water – Rehabilitating The Ego

Ego bashing has been a very popular sport for the past few years, and honestly, I find that a bit puzzling. In my opinion, a person’s ego, when teamed up with a clear sense of purpose, is what drives to … Continue reading

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