Book Discussion on "Ask For It" by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever

Jun 29, 2013 · Durham, United States of America

Come join a discussion on the insightful book, Ask For It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What they Really Want by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever! Sarah Kahn, UX Designer at Adzerk, recommended this book after reading it and will be leading the group discussion.
We are planning this event very far in advance to give you all a chance to read this book and gather your thoughts before discussin. Here are a few places where you can either check-out or purchase a copy of the book! (NOTE: This book is not available in any of the Orange County Libraries.)
Durham County Libraries:
Wake County Libraries:
Here is a synopsis taken from on the book:
In their groundbreaking book, Women Don’t Ask, Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever uncovered a startling fact: even women who negotiate brilliantly on behalf of others often falter when it comes to asking for themselves. Now they’ve developed the action plan that women all over the country requested—a guide to negotiation that starts before you get to the bargaining table.

Ask for It explains why it’s essential to ask (men do it all the time) and teaches you how to ask effectively, in ways that feel comfortable to you as a woman. Whether you currently avoid negotiating like the plague or consider yourself hard-charging and fearless, Babcock and Laschever’s compelling stories of real women will help you recognize how much more you deserve—whether it’s a raise, that overdue promotion, an exciting new assignment, or even extra help around the house. Their four-phase program, backed by years of research, will show you how to identify what you’re really worth, maximize your bargaining power, develop the best strategy for your situation, and manage the reactions and emotions that may arise—on both sides. Guided step-by-step, you’ll learn how to draw on the special strengths you bring to the negotiating table to reach agreements that benefit everyone involved.

This collaborative, problem-solving approach will propel you to new places both professionally and personally—and open doors you thought were closed. Because if you never hear no, you’re not asking enough.

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