1. Avoid being apologetic
One way to straighten up to your peers is to avoid saying, “I’m sorry” for everything to do. You can forget about getting the upper hand with this submissive approach: “It’s my fault, not yours” or “I will repay you” because it yields to the other’s unjust behavior or actions. By being overly apologetic you are painting yourself as the problem, making you more of a liability to the company or organization.