In the video below from the webinar on Transforming Negative Emotions, I have asked the participants what is the most important thing they would need in their lives (from the below selection).
As many other “self-help” philosophies recommend, we always have to start by understanding ourselves, our needs, and our fears. Further, by identifying the negative feelings we experience at the moment, we can tell where we are on the Anger and Anxiety maps and can take a conscious decision or action that will pull us out of that situation. External help is always faster and more reliable, but nevertheless understanding ourselves better in the process should only enhance our lives.
Coming back to the title: when we feel that our direct employees are “not assertive” enough, it means that we, as leaders, haven’t managed to envision them, to engage them, and to connect one of their needs with one of the organization’s needs. This is what a misaligned organization feels like, some might call it a toxic environment, but even this can be Diagnosed and Fixed.
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