"You blockhead!" How many times did Lucy say that to Charlie Brown? 4,000? More? It was Lucy's way of telling Charlie Brown that she wasn't happy with what he had done. Lucy thought she was being assertive, but it's not likely that she changed Charlie Brown's behavior in any meaningful way, nor enabled him to feel good about their interaction.
Asserting Yourself Where and When You Need To provides insights and techniques on how anyone can become assertive. Each of us encounters a variety of situations daily where the ability to be assertive is essential. Whether it's communicating with your spouse, attempting to communicate with your children, dealing with suppliers, customers, employees, coworkers, bosses, sales representatives, or, heaven help us, bureaucrats, the ability to make yourself heard, understood, and heeded is more of a challenge today than ever before. Why? We live in a noisy world where people are bombarded by messages all day long.
With Asserting Yourself Where and When You Need To, your task becomes easier, particularly in situations where you're not necessarily getting the attention or respect you desire.
The more comfortable you are at effectively expressing yourself and taking charge as situations merit, the faster you climb in your career, gain the respect of others, and feel good about your interpersonal relationships.
About the Author – Jeff Davidson is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Assertiveness, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Reaching your Goals, Power and Protocol for Getting to the Top, The Guide to Public Speaking, Selling to the Giants, Blow Your Own Horn, Getting New Clients, and a variety of audiobooks, e-books, and mobile apps dedicated to helping career professionals everywhere.
Jeff is an electrifying professional speaker, having made 774 presentations since 1985 to clients such as Kaiser Permanente, IBM, American Express, Lufthansa, Swissotel, America Online, Re/Max, USAA, Worthington Steel, and the World Bank.