The Assertiveness Workbook: How to Express Your Ideas and Stand Up for Yourself at Work and in Relationships

The Assertiveness Workbook: How to Express Your Ideas and Stand Up for Yourself at Work and in Relationships

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by Randy J. Paterson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1572242094

ISBN-13: 9781572242098

Pub. Date: 11/01/2000

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

Effective communication is a critical skill that influences your professional success, the stability of your family life, and your personal happiness. Your ability to communicate effectively is seriously hampered if you can't assert yourself constructively. If you've ever felt paralyzed by an imposing individual or strongly argued opposing point of view, you know

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Effective communication is a critical skill that influences your professional success, the stability of your family life, and your personal happiness. Your ability to communicate effectively is seriously hampered if you can't assert yourself constructively. If you've ever felt paralyzed by an imposing individual or strongly argued opposing point of view, you know that a lack of assertiveness can leave you feeling marginalized and powerless. The Assertiveness Workbook contains effective, cognitive behavioral techniques to help you become more assertive. Learn how to set and maintain personal boundaries without becoming inaccessible. Become more genuine and open in relationships without fearing attack. Defend yourself when you are criticized or asked to submit to unreasonable requests.

This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572242098
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Series:
Workbook Series
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
47,086
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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Assertiveness Workbook 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed this workbook tremendously. It informs you of the differences between assertiveness and aggresiveness/passivity/passive-aggresivness. It then gives you practical tips on how to increase your assertiveness, all of which I found easy to incorporate into my hectic daily schedule. It changed the way I think about myself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased the Assertiveness Workbook by Randy Paterson for my team last year after our 360* Reviews to develop our communications skills in the department and with other departments. We worked together on one chapter every other week and sometimes met for our discussions over lunch. Our results were so successful that my recent purchase was for another department that wanted to mimic our success and for one of the girls in my department's mother. I recommend this book for any individual or group wanting to improve their communications skills. It helps people clearly identify the difference in passive, passive-agressive, and agressive behavior and how to improve communicating skills yourself and how to communicate to others aho may be using on of these communication techniques versus the more effective; assertiveness.
MimiPam More than 1 year ago
I've learned that assertiveness is simply being yourself. It is contributing to those around you in a positive way. It is respecting people for who they are. It is respecting the differences in one another. It is becoming more aware of what is important to others. It is speaking with wisdom. We all want the approval of others, but we must understand not everyone will be receptive to what we say. However, we will receive the respect of others when we speak up regardless of whether or not they agree.
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