Respect

Common Courtesy—Not So Common

I’m beginning to believe that common courtesy is an oxymoron.  Courtesy is not so common anymore. You do not hear the little courtesies (please, thank you, you’re welcome, excuse me) as frequently as in the past.  You also hear more obviously discourteous behaviors (yelling, screaming, interrupting). I think part of this is related to television.  …

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Equal Partnerships

Equal Partnerships (Video) Throughout these blogs we have talked about you.  Your rights.  Your responsibilities.  Your choices.  Your life. It is necessary to remember, though, that everything we have discussed applies to everyone.  This means, that if you are in a committed relationship, your partner is just as important as you are.  The life he …

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Stealing Stuff

Stealing Stuff (Video) This blog provides additional information to the attached video clip.  The clip is from an assertiveness presentation I did for The Business Building Academy. In my presentation on assertiveness, Don’t Act Like Prey!, I discuss the three R’s of assertiveness:  relationship, rights, and respect.  In this presentation I used the customer/supplier relationship …

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Assertiveness (5), The Finish of the Story

The attached video is an excerpt from a very condensed presentation on assertiveness.  The title of the presentation is The 3 R’s of Assertiveness.  (An alternative title is Don’t Act Like Prey!.)  Part 5 finishes the story started in the first segment.  It includes important points to remember when you are in a situation where …

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Assertiveness (4), Respect and Metaphors

The attached video is an excerpt from a very condensed presentation on assertiveness.  The title of the presentation is The 3 R’s of Assertiveness.  (An alternative title is Don’t Act Like Prey!.)  Part 4, Respect, discusses the importance of respecting ourselves and our rights.  When we do not, we are passive.  It also discusses the …

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Assertiveness (1), The Start of the Story

The attached video is an excerpt from a very condensed presentation on assertiveness.  The title of the presentation is The 3 R’s of Assertiveness.  (An alternative title is Don’t Act Like Prey!.) The 3 R’s are relationships, rights, and respect.  If we can remember these three, it becomes easier to be assertive in any situation …

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