3 Barriers that Stop You from Being Assertive

3 Barriers that Stop You from Being Assertive

A lot of tips and tricks are available online but only you can help yourself speak up for yourself. You may know the techniques, or you may know the steps. But are you able to apply them? If yes, then good for you. If no, then why not? First off, it’s perfectly normal...
How To Use Assertiveness To Convince Your Boss

How To Use Assertiveness To Convince Your Boss

Filipinos are all too familiar with authority and bureaucracy. Lower-ranking employees are conditioned to obey with no questions asked while higher-ranking employees are trained to lead and give command. I’m sure we’ve all had a eureka moment—a time when we had a...
5 Effective Tools to Help You Speak Up for Yourself

5 Effective Tools to Help You Speak Up for Yourself

It’s so easy for us to say that we should step up and speak up for ourselves. However, at the back of our minds, we know that choosing to speak up or to stay silent will hurt us both ways—it’s either we get rejected for speaking up or ignored for staying quiet. This,...

5 Passive-Aggressive Habits Filipinos are Guilty Of

Imagine this: You passed your first report at work. Your supervisor points out that you did not follow the company’s prescribed way of writing reports. Instead of responding, you just stayed quiet and smiled timidly. You return to your desk and start sulking. You then...