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Archive for September 2011

Assertive? Aggressive?

September 26, 2011

One of the most common questions I am asked on courses is:  “What is the difference between assertive and aggressive behaviour?” Although the majority of people who come on assertiveness courses tend  towards the passive/submissive end of the scale, occasionally someone will turn up (usually sent by their manager) because they are too aggressive. Almost […]

Go for it – or cry?

September 19, 2011

A while ago, I visited the Imperial War Museum with my son, Adam. I must admit, it wasn’t my first choice of place to visit as I’ve never been much of a military type myself. However, one exhibition there did strike a strong chord. It featured second world war child evacuees. These were children in […]

Armani n chips

September 12, 2011

I was away last week working in Prague. The week went well and I set off for my homeward journey feeling tired yet very satisfied.  I arrived at the airport a couple of hours before my flight was due to depart, so I had time to kill. I mooched around the stores. Many of the […]

From the mouths of babes

September 4, 2011

My partner and children were away a couple of weeks back visiting her mother in Wales. Being as I’m just a boy in grown up clothes,  I grabbed the opportunity to go up the road to the supermarket and stock up on a few “goodies” to help fill the hole left by their absence.  As […]