Take Charge Now!: Powerful Techniques for Breaking the Blame Habit by William J. KnausTake Charge Now!: Powerful Techniques for Breaking the Blame Habit by William J. Knaus

Take Charge Now!: Powerful Techniques for Breaking the Blame Habit

byWilliam J. Knaus

Paperback | May 11, 2000

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"Comprehensively covers many deadly aspects of blaming-blaming oneself, other people, and external conditions-and does so in an exceptionally clear, readable, and charming manner."-Albert Ellis, Ph.D., President, Albert Ellis Institute for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
"Dr. Knaus provides a clear path away from fault-finding and condemnation to a tolerant, assertive, and fufilling modus vivendi. I heartily recommend it!"-Arnold Lazarus, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Rutgers University
Take charge of your life once and for all with this proven program for ending the blame habit
"Who's to blame?" Is this your first thought when something goes wrong? Do you find yourself trapped in a web of finger-pointing, criticism, and fault-finding when there's a problem? Or does fear of blame or criticism paralyze you into inaction? Bestselling author and therapist William Knaus shows you how to overcome the self-destructive tendency to blame and achieve a more rewarding and happier life. Here, you'll learn valuable steps to increase your ability to resolve conflicts, improve your self-confidence, and avoid damaging "blame traps" that can frustrate personal and professional fulfillment.
Take Charge Now! provides you with the necessary skills to recognize potential blame situations and defuse them with confidence. You'll also learn to build stronger relationships as you discover how to understand other points of view while standing up for your own.
Packed with imaginative ideas and thought-provoking exercises, Take Charge Now! presents a vital program for improving your life
WILLIAM J. KNAUS, Ed.D., has been a therapist for over twenty-five years and is a former director of training at the Institute for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. His work has been covered extensively in national print and broadcast media. He is the author of Wiley s bestsellers, Change Your Life Now! and Do It Now!
Title:Take Charge Now!: Powerful Techniques for Breaking the Blame HabitFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6.06 × 0.61 inPublished:May 11, 2000Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0471325635

ISBN - 13:9780471325635

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Table of Contents


Exiting the Blame Trap.

Tackling Stereotyped Blame.

Freedom from Exoneration Ploys.

Cause, Effect, and Blame.

Foibles, Flaws, and Blame.

Self-Consciousness, Shame, and Guilt.

Breaking the Circles of Blame.

Piercing Patterns of Blame.


Blame and Intimacy.

Triumphing over Family Blame.

Understanding Blamers.

Communicating Powerfully with Impact.


Improving Your Life Story.

Beyond the Boundaries of Blame.

Increasing Perspective.

Debunking False Blame Beliefs .

Busting the Blame--Anger Connection.

Frustration Tolerance Training.

Overcoming Blame through Assertiveness

Procrastination, Blame, and Change.



From Our Editors

Laying blame is the most destructive path to resolving conflicts and this book shows you how to break the blame cycle to overcome obstacles and improve relationships in your personal and professional life. In Take Control Now! Powerful Techniques for Beating the Blame Game, by Dr. William J. Knaus, readers will find a wealth of advice and exercises that aid in changing lifelong negative behavioural problems and provide constructive strategies towards conflict resolution. Knaus is the former director of the Institute for Rationale Emotive Therapy and author of the acclaimed self-help guide Change Your Life Now!