Being Assertive vs. Aggresive

Tell me if you’ve ever seen this . . . There’s a weird line between aggression and assertiveness that some folks have difficulty negotiating. People who conflate the two tend to be either way less assertive or way more aggressive. Either end of the spectrum has this confusion or is conflating. Let’s use an example. […]

The Most Helpful Thing You Can Do For Someone

The best thing you can do for someone you work with, your partner, your client, your pastor, or your Uber driver isn’t what you think. It’s about providing honest, useful feedback. It needs to come from a place of collaboration. When you respond with collaboration in mind, it’s easier to use the right words and […]

What Love and Respect Means In a Professional Setting

I respect and love you so much that I have to tell you the truth. There’s nothing else I can do other than give you my raw honesty. If I didn’t like you as much, it would be easier to sugar coat it and walk away. You’re not yourself. I don’t know what happened. The […]