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Would you benefit in your business or in your social life if you became a better advocate for yourself? Unless you are already quite capable of asserting yourself, the answer is probably yes. The problem is that assertiveness training has a bad reputation, as author Sue Bishop acknowledges. In this short, easy book, she suggests ways that individuals can change their behavior to become more confident. You can learn at your own pace, using the book’s self-tests, exercises and comments. Bishop’s handbook does not contain very much that is new, but it is a good tool for people who would like to teach themselves the basics. getAbstract recommends this book to those who want to find out how to persuade others and stick up for themselves. If you’re a manager mired in meekness, here’s your ticket to the limelight.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What key traits you need to develop to convey your ideas to other people more persuasively; and
  • How to deal with difficult people.

About the Author

Sue Bishop is a trainer and consultant, and the author of several training sourcebooks.



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Becoming more assertive and, thus, more able to speak up for yourself confidently, brings many benefits. Assertive people have a greater sense of their own worth. They have better communication skills, so they express themselves well. They represent themselves and others...

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