The art of assertiveness: anger and picking your battles wisely

When you let people drive you to anger, they control you. When you control your anger, you can drive people. A common misconception about assertiveness is it is just something for a meek shy pushover to develop, when actually, people who are quick to anger should study assertiveness to help establish more appropriate methods to … Continue reading The art of assertiveness: anger and picking your battles wisely

Lesson in assertiveness: Time is precious

Lesson in assertiveness: Time is precious This weekend I enjoyed a pub lunch with friends. As my schedule is really busy it's a great opportunity see people I haven't seen for a while. I enjoyed the catchup so so much I finished off the meal with a digestif at the bar. Afterwards we headed back … Continue reading Lesson in assertiveness: Time is precious

The Assertive Rules List

To meet my need to be more assertive, I decided to develop a list of rules that I will follow to ensure that I am not being a pushover. These are quite personal to me and is a guideline on how to put being assertive into practice. Charity begins at home. Don't be sorry when … Continue reading The Assertive Rules List

20 quick tips for better time management – be more assertive

I found this little graphic from Lifehack.org which is based on time management. As I think more and more how I need to pay more attention to my goal 'Be more assertive'.  I realise how much impact not being assertive has on my time. I think applying 'Learn to say no' and 'Eliminate your time wasters' are two … Continue reading 20 quick tips for better time management – be more assertive