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Your Top Tips for Being More Assertive

“Ah, Keith, quick word. Late notice, I know, but I need that [insert complicated, dreary task here!] done before the weekend, not by t...

#MTtalk Review: Saying Yes When You Mean No

No: A Cultural Conundrum I read a few studies recently that analyzed how different cultures view and use the word “No.” Reading ...

Don’t Say Yes When You Want to Say No! – #MTtalk

Please Join Us! What: #MTtalk Where: Twitter When: Friday, January 19 @ 1 p.m. EST (6 p.m. GMT, 11:30 p.m. IST) Topic: Don’t Say Yes W...

My Most Difficult Conversation at Work

“You know what, Simon? I think they should fire you for what you’ve done.” As conversational gambits go, it was a showstop...

Need Some Help Saying No?

They call them “the terrible twos” for a reason. Tell a two-year-old to put away his toys because it’s time for a bath and...

#MTtalk: Disrupting the Hierarchy

Hierarchy Versus Integrity Your point of view about whether disrupting the hierarchy is good or bad is probably determined by which side you...

#MTtalk: Disagreeing With Powerful People

We must be ever courteous and patient with those who do not see eye-to-eye with us. We must resolutely refuse to consider our opponents as e...