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Stress Mastery: The Art of Coping Gracefully by Ph.D. LAUREL BRUCATO, Ph.D. DOMINIC BRUCATO, Ph.D. JUAN R. ABASCAL

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Assertiveness and Persuasion

Often, as part of a large organization or even a small business, you will be required to participate in business or planning meetings. Many people are concerned about how to ensure that their voice will be heard, that their ideas and input will be taken seriously by the group, the boss, supervisors, or subordinates. Getting lost in the shuffle can be stressful and contributes to feelings of loss of control. It is important to learn how to be influential in groups, at work and in your personal life, and how to maximize your impact without being perceived as aggressive or overbearing. Basically this is about being persuasive, which is related to your assertive skills. Two principles can maximize your ability to persuade ...

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