July 9, 2002
My boss has recommended I go on a training course: "Assertiveness Without Aggression". I am, therefore, currently an aggressive doormat. I am sometimes quiet but maybe quietness does not equate to non-assertiveness. The root of his concern is the feedback he received on my work over the first six months of the year. Of four bits of feedback, three said I was a quiet member of the group and needed to speak up more. The fourth said I am confident and outgoing but it was overlooked as a blip. Today's other big story… the damn caterpillars have eaten my cauliflowers!