Ask For It: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Ask For It containing key details about the book.

What is Ask For It About?

"Ask for It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want" is a book written by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever. The book is a guide for women on how to effectively negotiate for what they want in their personal and professional lives.

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The book is designed to help women overcome the barriers and biases they face in negotiation and to develop the skills and confidence they need to negotiate effectively. It provides practical advice and strategies for negotiating in different contexts, such as the workplace, family, and community.

Whether it's a raise, that overdue promotion, an exciting new assignment, or even extra help around the house, this book, backed by years of research and practical success, will show you how to recognize how much more you really deserve, 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 your special strengths to reach agreements that benefit everyone involved.

Summary Points & Takeaways from Ask For It

Some key summary points and takeaways from the book includes:

* Understanding the gender gap in negotiation and why women often don't negotiate as effectively as men.

* Overcoming the barriers and biases that women face in negotiation.

* Developing the skills and confidence to negotiate effectively.

* Setting clear and realistic goals for negotiation.

* Preparing for negotiation by researching and gathering information.

* Communicating effectively and building relationships in negotiation.

* Handling difficult situations and objections in negotiation.

* Strategies for negotiating in different contexts, such as the workplace, family, and community.

* Tips for negotiating for pay and benefits, promotions, and other opportunities.

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* The importance of understanding one's own value and the value of what is being negotiated.

* The importance of being prepared, doing research and gathering information before negotiating.

* The importance of being able to communicate effectively and building relationships in negotiation.

* The importance of being able to handle difficult situations and objections in negotiation.

* The importance of being able to negotiate in different contexts, such as the workplace, family, and community.

Who is the author of Ask For It?

Linda Babcock is James P Walton Professor of Economics at the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Sara Laschever's work has been published by the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, and Vogue, among other publications. She was also the principal interviewer for Project Access, a landmark Harvard University study on women in science careers funded by the National Science Foundation.

Book Details

  • Print length: 324 pages
  • Genre: Nonfiction, Business, Feminism

What do critics say?

Here's what one of the prominent reviewers had to say about the book: "Filled with practical tips and real-life examples, Ask for It empowers women to ask for what they want and get it. A must-read for any woman looking to make a change at home or on the job." — Lindsay Hyde, President, Strong Women, Strong Girls, Inc.

* The editor of this summary review made every effort to maintain information accuracy, including any published quotes, chapters, or takeaways. If you're interested in furthering your personal growth, you may want to explore my list of favorite self-improvement books. These books, which have had a significant impact on my life, are carefully curated and come with summaries and key lessons.

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Chief Editor

Tal Gur is an author, founder, and impact-driven entrepreneur at heart. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey and most recent book, The Art of Fully Living, has led him to found Elevate Society.

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