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Cup of Tao Season 2 Episode 4 Be Assertive

Hosted by Chris L McClish -

In this episode: I discuss assertive styles of communication, which fits with the Taoism approach of moderation and staying in the middle - as opposed to being too passive or too aggressive. For the question of today, I answer a question that deals with this theme and provide 5 steps for effective communication = especially during conflictual situations, which are: 1. Non-resistant and Non-defensive stance, 2. Ask questions to gain perspective and to clarify, 3. Communicate with "I statements", 4. Take a time-out for reflection or to calm down, and 5. Compliment or thank the person.

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