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The Assertiveness Pocketbook

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Max A. Eggert, «The Assertiveness Pocketbook (Management Pocket Book Series)»
Management Pocket Books | ISBN 1870471458 | May 1, 1999| PDF | 1 Mb | 112 pages










Synopsis
This text looks at the reasons for non-assertive behaviour and the differences between assertive, aggressive and passive behaviour. It contains advice on how to overcome self-defeating beliefs and how to deal with recurring problems with activities to help develop assertiveness.


Assertiveness is the ability to maintain the right balance between your own needs and other people's needs. It empowers those who use it. In "The Assertiveness Pocketbook" author Max Eggert looks at the reasons for non-assertive behavior and the differences between assertive, aggressive and passive behavior. Packed full of good advice on how to overcome self-defeating beliefs, and deal with often-occuring problem situations. Includes activities to help develop assertiveness.




REVIEWS:

A really practical book, 11 Sep 2002
Reviewer: Paul Stoneham (Wirksworth, Matlock, Derbyshire United Kingdom)


If you find people walk all over you, or if you walk all over other people, and want to change you'll find this book to be really practical. Actually, it's not really a "book" in the sense of a "read", more of a pocket reference with bullet-point "tips" on how to be assertive with people. Nothing particularly new in the information it presents, but laid out in an easy-to-read manner. And it works!




An excellent easy-to-read introduction to assertiveness., 7 Jun 2001
Reviewer: A reader

I am a corporate trainer, coach and consultant and I often recommend books to my coachees to read. As usual, the Pocketbook series comes up trumps. The text is clear and easy to read. The layout is "reader-friendly", helped by fun cartoon illustrations. The book provides a simple but comprehensive introduction to Assertiveness and is a "must" as a first read in this subject, particularly for those who are short on reading time or inclination! I often follow this book up with "Assertiveness at Work" by Ken and Kate Back, if my coachee wishes/needs to explore further.