Continuing with my series of blogs on Personal Power I would like to introduce you to Trish Cherry.
Trish kindly sent me some of her ideas as I had requested about her own take on Personal Power. Trish is a Weight Management Coach and can be followed on Twitter @Patriciacherr68.
Here is part of Trish’s contribution:
“Another example is that you can choose to be Assertive or not. You may have a choice to make in a given situation and rather than try to prove you are right, it is remembering that the other person just may be right. So giving them the benefit of the doubt is good. You could be proved to be right or wrong, but with your own personal power in action although you may seem to be backing down, actually you are not, because at the end of the day, unless it is in an emergency situation, it does not matter.“
There are several really important points raised in this commentary and I will comment on them all over the next couple of weeks. Here are the key messages I am highlighting:
- Assertive communication
- Being right
- Perception of others
I will expand on all these topics and would appreciate input from you all so that we can really get into this subject.
I will start next week by exploring assertive communication. To set the scene I would like some feedback from you. I know that many of my readers are from across the world and definitions of Assertiveness vary widey.
In the UK our communication style tends to be rather indirect to say the least. Sometimes being assertive just means saying what we mean and being direct! We are often uncomfortable when faced with the more direct style of some of our European and American cousins.
So we need to consider assertiveness within a cultural context. Check out what true healthy assertiveness is in your culture and let me know. I would really like to collect some definitions.
Next week I will talk about Assertiveness based on my own experience and application both as an individual and a personal development trainer. As a personal development trainer I work in a number of multi-national organisations and have had the opportunity to understand some cultural differences. More clarity would be great.
I also start delivering our NLP Trainer’s Training Saturday with Master Trainer Joe Cheal and US Master Trainer Julie Silverthorn. I plan to publish on time but trust you will be patient if I get off track.
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