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10 Ways To Say No Without Saying The Word No

SOURCE:  Leslie Vernick

One of the hardest words for many people to say to someone else is the word No.  The thought of actually telling someone “No I can’t help you today.”  Or “No I don’t want to attend your wedding or graduation party.” Or “No I don’t like that or think the way you do,” sends them into sheer panic. 267 more words


The power of communicating assertively

I’ve recently attended a fantastic two day training on assertive communication and it was just WOW. If there is one skill that you need to learn because it will start to make an immediate difference both in your personal life and in business, it is assertiveness. 755 more words

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Lifestyle: Coping with conflict at Christmas

Unbelievably it is that time of year again. Now I’m not a Christian, I’m a yoga teacher but I do observe the holiday because everyone else on the planet does too and I enjoy many of the rituals it brings although I do wish we could switch it to a Winter Solstice celebration instead. 681 more words

Assertive Communication At Its Best

Tandem skydiving over the Namibian desert at Swakopmund. A first for each of us, let alone as a family of five. We each had our own hopes, aspirations and concerns about the jump. 1,006 more words