The Assertive Woman

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Impact Publishers, 2002 - Psychology - 240 pages
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Revised and updated, this self-help resource includes tested exercises, step-by-step guides and solid advice on how to express yourself with co-workers, authority figures, lovers, family and friends. It debunks the tired old myths and sterotypes of women bosses, stay-at-home mums and superwomen.

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"...a must for any woman..." -- Doubleday Book Club
" to a more rewarding life for women..." -- King Features Syndicate
"...more than a book, it is a process... clearly written... good reading." -- Los Angeles Times
Congratulations to Stanlee Phelps and Nancy Austin on the 4th edition of their book, "The Assertive Woman". They've been at it since 1974 (I've gotten each edition and referred them to my clients during my 30 years as a career and management consultant and coach.) This revised and updated edition continues to be a timely, relevant and reliable resource for women as they navigate the landmines on their assertiveness journeys. The book offers real-world examples, communication guidelines, self-awareness exercises and lessons learned in the authors' work with corporate and entrepreneurial women. (And I believe the solid advice and information is valid for all women of all ages regardless of their work status.... especially young women in high school and college who are just starting their assertiveness journeys.) I found the 14 page Resource Guide an especially helpful tool as it includes additional books, articles, newsletters, videos, websites, and professional associationsas available for any woman to find what she needs to support her in her assertiveness journey. I also loved the cover. Every photo has an interesting story behind it to convey that one size of assertiveness does not fit all! And it shows how far we've come.....
-Debra J. Reed

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I thought it was interesting and useful. It is a good place to start for learning more about assertiveness. Read full review


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About the author (2002)

Phelps is vice-president of a premiere outplacement and career services firm. He has published in the Wall Street Journal and Personnel Journal.

Nancy is coauthor, with Tom Peters, of the bestseller A PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE. She is a leading authority on building swift and lasting organizations to succeed. Nancy has written extensively for many magazines and journals and today is a contributing editor for INC. magazine.

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