The Danger Of Mixed Messages!

The Danger of Mixed Messages! Have you ever said anything to somebody that was misinterpreted or misunderstood? For example has something like this ever happened to you? Joanna found her husband’s habit of interrupting her and finishing off her sentences increasingly annoying. Today she resolved she was going to talk to him about it. Joanna […]

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The Second Most Important Thing You Do This Week

The second most important thing you do this week is to buy someone you know a special gift and help them change their life this Christmas. Help them: Restore their self esteem     Be valued for who they are     Command the respect they deserve     Say ‘no’ when they have a right to do […]

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3 Skills To Teach Your Child How To Achieve Win:Win And Not War:War

3 skills to teach your child how to achieve win:win not war:war The underlying theme of assertive behaviour is to achieve win:win with others. A win:win is where both parties achieve enough of what they want. Just imagine if children around the age of 7 or 8 were taught this skill in school – how […]

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How To Say ‘No’ To Family And Friends

How do you say ‘No’ to family and friends and still keep relationships intact? You may have had sleepless nights and anxious days stoking up the courage to come out and say ‘No’, only to feel guilty and bad about yourself when you do. You may have said ‘No’ but in an apologetic and rambling […]

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Handling Aggression (from others)

Handling aggression is never easy. As one of our client’s, Michael said, “It’s unpleasant, unnerving and frightening – I felt cold as if life had been sucked out of me- I wanted to run away and hide – I felt sick in the pit of my stomach. I wanted a hole to appear and me […]

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Presentations You Can Be Proud Of

“At the end of the 20 minutes I felt exhilarated and a touch relieved to have made a presentation I can be proud of. This is the first time I have been able to do so without spending the previous night and waking hours worrying and fretting and imagining the worst” –  the words of  […]

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Tips For Getting Respect From Colleagues

Getting respect from colleagues has an enormous effect on your enjoyment, motivation and career progression. Working with your fellow employees allows you to experience a full range of emotions, attitudes and ways of working. Some are a natural fit There are those fellow employees who are a natural fit, you get along well with, are […]

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Tips for Getting Your Voice Heard in meetings

Whether you are in a business meeting or a social situation, how do you get your voice heard in meetings? The environment may be different but the principles are essentially the same. Some people are very comfortable speaking on a one to one basis but then crumble and fall silent when confronted with a group […]

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How to be Assertive with Your Boss

For time management, your career development, and your general well being we all need to know how to be assertive with ‘your Boss’. Why is having a successful relationship with your boss important? Nearly half of our lives will be spent at work. Our lives can be fun and rewarding, after all, it is estimated […]

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