The Assertive Woman (4th Edition)

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Do you want to restore balance in your life? Say no and draw the line with confidence? Make the right choices? Face up to challenges and changes with courage?With the new edition of The Assertive Woman, now you can. This classic bestseller, revised and updated, is an original and lively self-help resource, packed with tested exercises, step-by-step guides, and solid advice on how to express yourself with co-workers, authority figures, lovers, family, and friends.

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Overview

Do you want to restore balance in your life? Say no and draw the line with confidence? Make the right choices? Face up to challenges and changes with courage?With the new edition of The Assertive Woman, now you can. This classic bestseller, revised and updated, is an original and lively self-help resource, packed with tested exercises, step-by-step guides, and solid advice on how to express yourself with co-workers, authority figures, lovers, family, and friends.

The Assertive Woman debunks the tired old myths and stereotypes of women bosses, stay-at-home moms, "bully broads," and superwomen, and presents a refreshing, positive alternative. From breaking out of the Compassion Trap and countering manipulation, to nurturing a hardy spirit and reaching out to friends and lovers, The Assertive Woman delivers real answers and steadfast support to real women everywhere.

Author Biography: Stanlee Phelps is a senior vice president in Leadership Development and Executive Coaching with Lee Hecht Harrison, a premier international career management company. Stanlee is frequently sought by the media to discuss issues pertaining to executive women and is a well-known speaker. She is past president of Women in Business and has served on boards of directors dedicated to advancing women's success in business.

Nancy K. Austin is co-author, with Tom Peters, of the bestseller A Passion For Excellence. She is a leading authority on building swift and lasting organizations to succeed. Nancy has written extensively for many magazines and journals. She has been a contributing editor at Working Woman, a columnist for 1099 (a webzine for independent professionals), and today is a contributing editor for INC. magazine. Nancy founded her company in 1985, and has been working with a cross-section of lively businesses ever since.

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Editorial Reviews

Doubleday Book Club
...a must for any woman...
King Features Syndicate
...guide to a more rewarding life for women...
Los Angeles Times
...more than a book, it is a process... clearly written... good reading.
Midwest Book Review
...a clear choice, worthy of attention, and meriting critical acclaim.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886230491
  • Publisher: Impact Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 308,719
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Our Personal Journeys 9
3 Who Is the Assertive Woman? 15
4 Becoming Assertive 25
5 The Inner Game of Assertiveness 33
6 Obstacles on the Inner Journey 45
7 Compassion Can Be a Trap 49
8 Empowering Yourself To Be Assertive 61
9 The Expression of Assertion 73
10 You're Worth It! 87
11 Building an Assertive Body Image 93
12 Compliments, Criticism, and Rejection 101
13 Saying "No" 111
14 Manipulation 119
15 Asserting Your Sensuality 129
16 The Anger In You 139
17 Humor--We Need More of It! 149
18 Friends and Lovers 159
19 Assertive Family Relationships 165
20 Putting Assertiveness to Work at Work 179
21 The Mythology of the Working Woman 195
22 The Hardy Spirit 205
23 The Assertive Woman FAQs 211
24 Same Song, Fourth Verse 215
Resource Guide 219
Index 233
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