The Assertive Woman: A New Look

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New, completely revised and updated edition of one of the most powerful self-help books ever. The Assertive Woman is the original assertiveness book for women, first published in 1975 and updated through four editions, with new material on personal relationships, assertiveness in the workplace, sexual harassment, domestic violence, and more. This outstanding resource for women is packed with personal vignettes, exercises, step-by-step procedures, and tips on expressing yourself with co-workers, lovers, family, friends, and strangers. The Assertive Woman debunks the tired old myths and stereotypes of women bosses, stay-at-home moms, and “bully broads,” and superwomen, and presents a refreshing, positive alternative. Written in an easy-to-read, upbeat, motivational style, with warm, personal, and practical guidance for every woman who wants to improve herself, restore balance, say no and draw the line with confidence, make the right choices, and face up to new challenges and changes in her life.

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The new edition of THE ASSERTIVE WOMAN is especially helpful for: --Women who need help expressing themselves --Individuals working in organizational, business, educational and counseling settings --Psychology and women's programs at colleges and universities --Curious readers who want to know more about assertiveness for women

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THE ASSERTIVE WOMAN

Do you want to:
--Restore blance in your life?
--Say no and draw the line with confidence?
--Make the right choices?
--Face up to challenges and changes with courage?

With THE ASSERTIVE WOMAN, now you can. This classic bestseller, revised and updated, is an original and lively self-help resource, packed with tested exercises, step-by-step guides, and solid advice on how to express yourself with co-workers, authority figures, lovers, family, and friends.

THE ASSERTIVE WOMAN debunks the tired old myths and stereotypes of women bosses, stay-at-home moms, "bully broads," and superwomen, and presents a refreshing, positive alternative.

From breaking out of the Compassion Trap and countering manipulation, to nurturing a hardy spirit and reaching out to friends and lovers, THE ASSERTIVE WOMAN delivers real answers and steadfast support to real women everywhere.

"...guide to a more rewarding life for women..." --King Features Syndicate

"...a must for any woman..." --Doubleday Book Club

"...a clear choice, worthy of attention, and meriting critical acclaim." --The Midwest Book Review

STANLEE PHELPS is a senior vice president in Leadership Development and Executive Coaching with Lee Hecht Harrison, a premier international career management company. Stanlee is frequently sought by the media to discuss issues pertaining to executive women and is a well-known speaker. She is past president of Women in Business and has served on boards of directors dedicated to advancing women's success in business.

NANCY K. AUSTIN is co-author, with Tom Peters, of the bestseller A PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE. She's a leading authority on building swift and lasting organizations to succeed. Nancy has written extensively for many magazines and journals including as a contributing editor at WORKING WOMAN, a columnist for 1099 (a webzine for independent professionals), and today as a contributing editor for INC. magazine. Nancy founded her company in 1985, and has been working with a cross-section of lively businesses ever since.

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