RULE 89

Don’t back down – be prepared to stand your ground

There will be times when you are certain and know you’re right. In these times sometimes you have to make a stand. You have to be prepared to put up or shut up. You have to be prepared to fight for what you believe in. If you are passionate about what you do, then standing up for what you know is right isn’t that hard.

You don’t have to be aggressive, just resolute. If you are being bullied, say so loud and clear – chances are the person harassing you will back off, quick.

You don’t have to be rude, just assertive. If someone is spreading rumours about you or your team or your performance that aren’t true, then collar them. State your position clearly: ‘I hear you are spreading such ...

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