Articles by Deborah Thomas-Nininger

Assertive = Good, Aggressive = Bad

Why all of the confusion about what is assertive behavior versus aggressive behavior? Please allow me to share my thoughts, observations and research: Assertive behavior includes diplomacy – aggressive behavior can’t be bothered with niceties Assertive behavior utilizes direct communication “with” tact – aggressive behavior is also direct minus the tact (if your feelings get […]

Reputation Management — Building Your Brand!

People are often surprised by what they hear that has been said behind their backs….! I emphasize as part of my Reputation Management theme, the better one manages his or her reputation, the less likely such surprises will occur. So what comprises a reputation? I stress it is so much more than one’s professional expertise […]