The Complete Idiot's Guide to Assertiveness [NOOK Book]

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You're no idiot, of course. You excel at your job, raise great kids, and even participate in local organizations. But when it comes to asserting yourself in tricky situations, you feel like hiding under your desk. Stand up and be heard! The 'Complete Idiot's Guide to Assertiveness' provides you with step-by-step guidelines for asserting yourself with everyone from your kids to your boss. Feel confident about negotiating with your landlord, speaking up at a town meeting, and even telling your mother-in-law that ...

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Assertiveness

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Overview

You're no idiot, of course. You excel at your job, raise great kids, and even participate in local organizations. But when it comes to asserting yourself in tricky situations, you feel like hiding under your desk. Stand up and be heard! The 'Complete Idiot's Guide to Assertiveness' provides you with step-by-step guidelines for asserting yourself with everyone from your kids to your boss. Feel confident about negotiating with your landlord, speaking up at a town meeting, and even telling your mother-in-law that you don't want to come over for dinner! In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get:


-Idiot-proof steps to stop you from saying yes when you mean no.


-Expert advice on knowing when it's worth it to assert, and when you should just let things ride.


-Easy-to-follow guidelines for asserting yourself with your boss.


-Tips, definitions and warnings to help you along the way.

This book gives a boost to anyone who has has felt paralyzed in the face of an opposing viewpoint or an imposing individual. Individuals can at last express their ideas, stand up for themselves in relationships (spouses, parents, in-laws, kids) and at work (managers), and get attention in the business world. Readers learn how to build self-confidence and find out when it s appropriate and often essential to be assertive.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101198568
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/1997
  • Series: COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE Series
  • Sold by: DK
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 270,159
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jeff Davidson, MBA, CMC, is the author of 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Managing Your Time' and 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Managing Stress' and is a nationally recognized management consultant, speaker, and educator. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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Table of Contents

Part 1:   A Little Attention Please
Part 2:   A More Self-Confident You
Part 3:   I Assert, Therefore I Am
Part 4:   Assertivenes in Your Home Life
Part 5:   Assertivenes in Your Personal Life
Part 6:   Assertivenes in Your Professional Life

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2007

    Taking control can be easy

    If you come to a point in your life where you realize that you need to be more assertive and you don't want to spend a lot of money talking to shrinks or counselors, this could be all you need. While I don't think that this book is for everybody, I personally found it to be of great value.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2013

    You won't get what you think you're paying for.

    This book was recommended to me by my therapist. The content that I can read is good. Unfortunately, there are sections of text that simply are not available. Example: In chapter 9 ("Must Haves, Wants, and Nice Ifs"), the author references several lists (All About Your Workplace, Online Capabilities, Office Perks, etc.). Sadly, these "checklists" are missing from the text. In each case, instead of a list there is an icon of the cover of the book. The cover is nice enough (I suppose), but I bought the book for it's content, not for tiny pictures of the book cover. I drove down to a local Barnes and Noble to see if they could fix (or, at least, explain) this problem. The staff was most helpful, but unable to fix the problem. Their call to the "help desk" provided no useful tips. I purchased this book 3 weeks ago and as of now (June 20), the problem has not been resolved.

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    Posted April 26, 2013

    I liked the author's encouraging style, and the fact that you ca

    I liked the author's encouraging style, and the fact that you can pretty much skip around the book at random and launch into any chapter that you want

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