Employment

5 key techniques to say NO and be positively assertive

Being able to say NO assertively is an essential skill for all. Assertiveness is not simply for dominant personalities in positions of authority. Or bullies! Being assertive means taking control of your personal space, recognising your personal boundaries and staking your claim to them. Our ability to say NO assertively should be a first level …

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Why is it hard to say NO?

A friend of advanced years did not know how to say NO! He had too many visitors and interruptions to his work. “John ” said that saying NO! never worked for him. I asked him to say a firm NO! to me. It was totally unconvincing, he obviously did not mean it! When he said …

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Take action or take the blame?

The shocking story of a lifelong limiting belief in 1 min 45 seconds While  travelling by bus, I recently witnessed a remarkable demonstration of a lifelong limiting belief which had most likely prevented the person from achieving their potential. The person in question was a gentleman well past retirement age; with a very happy and …

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