Assertiveness : How to be Strong in Every Situation Paperback
How to overcome challenges with confidence No matter how successful we are, we all face stressful and hard-to-handle challenges in daily life, and if we want to be as happy and healthy as we can we must learn to assert ourselves, make our voices heard and approach life with confidence and self-assurance.
This book is a roadmap to help you navigate your way through those challenging opportunities, hurdles and milestones.
Taking universal scenarios case by case, and packed with practical tips, this inspiring, down-to-earth book will give you the tools to build your self-esteem and become happier, healthier, and in control of your own destiny. * Written in an approachable style which posits practical solutions to a range of universal problems * Deals with assertiveness in business, family, social situations and all areas of life * Covers topics like dealing with your boss , dealing with finances , asking for a pay rise , saying no at work
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 238 pages, black & white line drawings
- Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Publication Date: 22/03/2013
- Category: Assertiveness, motivation & self-esteem
- ISBN: 9780857083685
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Review by hashford
I asked for this book because I often find myself in situations where I have to drive through a course of action, and this involves instructing or persuading other people – staff, colleagues, managers. It’s very important to be able to be assertive in these situations without overstepping the mark and becoming aggressive with people.The book is in roughly two halves. The first part examines various aspects of assertiveness and discusses various different assertive and non-assertive behaviours. The second part takes a number of real-life situations (4 work related and 3 social) and analyses them in detail, discussing various different options and actions available to someone in this situation.Every now and again, you are lucky enough to find a book with the potential to change your life – and this is one of those books. The first half has given me a much better understanding of my own behaviours in challenging situations, and of how and why others react to me. The real life scenarios have given me alternative approaches and even scripts for handling a range of situations.I can’t recommend this book enough!