Chapter 21 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.
How, you ask, can assertiveness ...