Let your voice be heard

Does your communication style work against you in your employment and personal relationships? You may benefit from advice about how to communicate more effectively. 




Communication Performance
Barbara Brown, PhD
Apple App Store ($2.99)

This App contains 186 Skills needed to communicate effectively. These Skills describe the Behaviors to use when communicating with others.



Assertiveness: How to Stand up for Yourself and Still Win the Respect of Others 
Judy Murphy

This book shows you how to be a more confident, assertive individual. It teaches you the necessary skills to be decisive and in control of your life. With this book, you will learn to improve your relationships, move your career forward, and earn the respect of your friends, family, spouse, co-workers, even your boss.



The Guide to Compassionate Assertiveness: How to Express Your Needs and Deal with Conflict While Keeping a Kind Heart 
Sherrie Mansfield Vavrichek
ISBN: 978-1608821716

Speaking up for yourself has benefits, but it has costs, too. Many people who struggle with assertiveness are paralyzed by worries that they’ll seem mean, petty, or that they will hurt the other person’s feelings. Even though they want to speak up, they may keep their true needs and opinions to themselves because of these fears—eventually building stress, resentment, and alienation. The Guide to Compassionate Assertiveness does not require that readers ignore the needs of others and focus solely on their own desires. Rather, this unique blend of cognitive behavioral therapy-based assertiveness training and Buddhist psychology helps readers practice assertiveness skills while caring deeply about the welfare of others.



Successful Assertiveness in a Week: A Teach Yourself Guide 
Dena Michelli

The highly motivational ‘in a week’ structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience.



Journey To You: A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming Who You Were Born to Be
Steve Olsher
ISBN: 978-0984479603

Winner of the prestigious USA Book News’ “Self-Help Book of the Year Award,” Journey To You has been described as “What Color Is Your Parachute? meets The Secret in 21st Century form and enables readers to realize permanent, positive change without the ineffective go out and change your life banter too often found in many self-help manifestos.”

Journey To You presents a no-holds barred, practical blueprint for life that teaches you how to achieve fundamental change at the deepest level of your being—change that embeds within you and becomes inseparable from your thoughts and actions.


Web Links

Stress Management Mayo Clinic

Assertiveness Mind Tools


Self Assessments and Quizzes

The Communication Quiz Mind Tools


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