Chapter 21./idiot_asser_261_la_0.jpg Being Assertive at Work

In This Chapter
  • Being assertive makes a difference
  • Higher pay, respect, and the corner office
  • Responding to unfair criticism
  • Why wimps get passed over

In terms of practicing assertiveness skills, the workplace is a special arena. Never mind all that stuff you’ve seen on inane television shows and movies where executives spar with each other in grandiose ways. There’s enough real-life drama that you don’t have to draw upon the false images the media conveys.

In this chapter, I’ll explore the assertiveness issues that could make a difference in your job.

The Difference Between Progress or Failure

How, you ask, can assertiveness ...

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