Eric Barker, Time, September 20, 2016

“Assertiveness is about controlling your behavior, not someone else’s”

Research shows being assertive is that perfect Goldilocks balance of “just right.” It helps you get the things you need while preserving relationships over the long term. But there’s one problem… Nobody ever tells you what the hell “assertive” really means. How do you do it? How do you get what you need without being a jerk or a manipulator? Don’t worry. Research has answers. […read more]