Don't Act Like Prey!
Our professional and personal success depends upon our being assertive. We must stand up and speak out for ourselves. If we are passive, we will never achieve our goals and the success we desire. If we are aggressive, we will damage our professional and personal relationships.

This book provides a new perspective on assertiveness. You will discover the costs of being passive, the costs of being aggressive, the benefits of being assertive, and how to find the delicate balance of assertiveness. The book is organized in such a way that you have the opportunity to empower yourself to determine what the costs and benefits are to you in your professional and personal relationships.
There is a Special Bonus Chapter available. It includes additional aspects to being assertive. It is available as a free PDF file.
Don't Act Like Prey! (eBook)
Don't Act Like Prey! contains many tables to help the reader record and think about behaviors and actions that she might want to change. Since tables do not work so well in an ebook, the tables are available for download.
Comments from Readers
"This was a really interesting read. The theme of the book is about the differences between being passive, being aggressive, and being assertive in situations throughout your life. By understanding how you interact with different people it can help you understand how to react in a different manner and become more assertive." -- Jenn
"Thanks, Susan, for a great read on how to be more assertive, rather than aggressive and passive. Short, easy to read chapters make for a quick read. Iím a busy mom, so I read for 5-10 minutes at a time and could always pick up where I left off! I liked the examples given and the exercises we can do to improve our assertiveness!" -- Leanne S.
"Simple wisdom from basic concepts that too many of us donít use. If we lived in a world that comprehended the power of assertiveness and applied it to all human beings, we could have world peace." -- Vivian Probst
"I purchased your book "Don't Act Like Prey" when... I LOVE love LOVE this bookÖ Again, Thank YOU for a wonderful book." -- KL
"'Donít Act Like Prey!' is a phenomenal and inspirational book that teaches women how to take leadership of their lives, their relationships with other people and their overall wellbeing. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in developing their personal growth and achieving their goals towards success."--Veronica Sotelo
"Your book is profound...! I like the exercises and continue to do them earnestly."--LL
"More than a book on leadership. It was revealing to learn more about my own professional and personal relationships. Great read."--Corinne Carter

"I think it was written just for me."--LN
"I had a great opportunity to apply your 'Don't Act Like Prey!' metaphor while coaching our 6th grade girls at the Wisconsin State Basketball Tournament. There were a couple of 'scared rabbit' moments exhibited by our girls that brought out the predator in the competition, but the 'prey' metaphor helped get their focus and confidence back. Thanks!"--Neil Ihde