The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-defense at Work

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Prentice Hall Press, 2000 - Business & Economics - 340 pages
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In The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense at Work, nationally recognized linguistics expert and author Suzette Haden Elgin applies her techniques for combating verbal attacks to common workplace situations. Powerful yet unthreatening, her proven strategies will help you recognize and defend yourself from verbal abuse - everything from causal obscenities and racist or sexist language to sarcasm, cutting jokes, and subtle put-downs.

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User Review  - Mckinley - Goodreads

Workbook of a sort - recommended readings and exercising at the end of each chapter. Read full review

Review: The Gentle Art of Verbal Self Defense at Work

User Review  - Beth Gordon - Goodreads

Has some good tips for better communication in general. They just weren't the tips I was hoping for. Maybe I will change my mind after putting some of the skills into practice. Read full review

Contents

Introduction Language the Power Source That Never Fails You
1
Phony Power and Real Power
2
Where Does It Come From?
3
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Suzette Haden Elgin, Ph.D., is Associate Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at San Diego State University.

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