Swimming with Sharks – Being Assertive at Workplace

Not that your coworkers cannot become your friends. Of course they do – some of them at least… But let’s face it – it may make it even harder to reject those files that are miraculously piling up on your desk once you begin spending Fridays after work with those who put them there.

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Techniques of Assertive Communication – General Guidelines

Communication between two individuals is nothing if not an insanely intricate exchange. At first it sounds so simple, we all do it every day non-stop, whenever we’re among other people.

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Cognitive Reframing – Changing Maladaptive Thinking Patterns

Intrusive thoughts are inseparably joined with stress, anxiety, relationships problems, conflicts, dissatisfaction, and all sorts of negative consequences. These thoughts are the ones that appear in our minds automatically…

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How Being Assertive Helps Us Fight Cognitive Distortions?

In a nutshell – we are all born assertive; but our upbringing makes us forget our birth-given rights (and those of others), and teaches us to either submissively bow our heads to often rather unreasonable demands from others, or to carpet-bomb our way through life.

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Aggressive, Passive or Assertive?

Our animal ancestors have but two ways to resolve a conflict – they can either fight, or flight. You know this phrase. We people are not that different. We too are equipped to instinctively react by…

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