SOURCE: VitalSmarts

May 20, 2015 07:30 ET

How to Be Both Assertive and Diplomatic

PROVO, UT--(Marketwired - May 20, 2015) - In this week's Crucial Skills Newsletter, a reader is struggling to "climb the corporate ladder." His boss, an aggressive, outspoken, and even intimidating manager, has made it very clear that to do so he needs speak up and assert himself more. He asks: "How do I balance assertiveness with diplomacy?"

Responding, bestselling author David Maxfield lists six ways that someone in this situation could be both tenacious and sensitive -- being clear and specific without becoming disrespectful or abusive. Read the full article here.

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