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A while back, I had the opportunity to propose a big advertising spend to an executive committee. This campaign was to run on some popular social media sites where the advertiser hadn’t officially been before. Because of the EQ skill of assertiveness (the ability to express feelings, beliefs, and thoughts and defend one’s rights in a nondestructive manner), I spoke clearly and succinctly to the audience and got the proposal passed with flying colors.

Regardless of the outcome of the proposal getting accepted or rejected, having the ability to express myself and the research and knowledge that I had, made the difference in this situation. Like all of the other 14 EQ skills that we consult on, being positively assertive is a great trait to have in any situation.

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