Asserting Yourself
Handling Stress
Making Time
Managing Yourself
Running Meetings
Selecting People
Understanding Behaviour
The Management Guide to Asserting Yourself
By Kate Keenan
Extracts from the book

Passive aggressive
Whether you are an innately passive or aggressive person, assertiveness will enable you to take the middle ground between the two extreme. It tempers the aggressive, and energises the passive.
Becoming assertive
Becoming assertive is not a mysterious gift. It is an attitude of mind and a series of skills. Once you have acquired these and have begun to put them into practice, day-to-day activities become much easier.
Being assertive
Being assertive is not an end in itself, it is simply a means to an end. It is a powerful way of communicating intentions and enhancing social encounters. If you can do the unpleasant things more pleasantly and make the enjoyable things even more enjoyable, you can become the sort of person you once wanted to emulate.
Follow or lead
Whether by nature you tend to take the lead or are inclined to take a back seat, acknowledging and offering compliments as well as expressing good opinions and engaging in conversation are constructive ways of adding to your social skills. All are aspects of assertive behaviour and each prompts other people to respond positively in return.

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Table of Contents

Asserting Yourself
1. Recognising Your Nature
2. Priming Yourself
3. Mastering the Basic Formula
4. Enlarging Your Repertoire
5. Adding to Your Social Skills
6. Your Attitude to Assertion

Check List for Asserting Yourself

The Benefits of Asserting Yourself


Author: Kate Keenan
Format: 64 pages, pb
Published: Sept 1999
Price: £2.99
ISBN-10 & ISBN-13: 1-902825-70-5
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