Chapter 10./idiot_asser_129_la_6.jpg The Aggressiveness/Assertiveness Grid

In This Chapter
  • When it pays to burn your bridges
  • Taking no prisoners
  • Deciding to come to the peace table
  • Establishing smooth relations
  • When to ignore an “offense” all together

We move now from identifying your “must haves” in Chapter 9 to a different gear wherein you are faced with an array of, perhaps less important, semi-nagging issues. It would be wonderful if you could always be your fine, upstanding, balanced self.

Still, there are some situations in life and in business where it makes sense to get totally aggressive yourself, even to the point of burning bridges, if that’s what it takes. Perhaps somebody ...

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