No human being is intimidation-proof. No matter how successful a person may be, there are times when he/she is subtly intimidated by others, often without being consciously aware of it -- that is, until the results become visible: a sale or deal that blows up at the last minute, a fee or commission that isnt paid as promised, an anticipated promotion that doesnt come through, or even a love relationship that comes unglued.
In other words, intimidation is a common thread that runs through virtually every aspect of life, from terrorism to corporate scandals, from reality TV shows to bullying in public and private schools, from church corruption to financial survival.
The most troublesome intimidator in someones life at any given time might be an unreasonable spouse or significant other, overbearing boss, annoying co-worker, deal-killing attorney, argumentative repair or service person, rude store clerk, or even a loved one.
The original title of this extraordinary book often misled people into thinking that it was a book about how to get ahead by intimidating others. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is, in fact, a book about how the reader can learn to defend him/herself against intimidating people.
To Be or Not to Be Intimidated? explains -- in candid terms that may sometimes make you wince -- what intimidation is, why you become intimidated, and how you can avoid the mental lapses that can cause even the most confident and successful people to become intimidated.
In todays world of chaos and uncertainty, understanding the phenomenon of intimidation is critical to ones survival and success in both his/her business and personal life. If you heed the realities exposed in To Be or Not to Be Intimidated?, there will be fewer occasions where you find yourself scratching your head and trying to figure out why a situation you thought you had under control ended up falling apart at the seams....Continua