Everyone wants to be an influencer. We all want to learn how to help ourselves and others change behavior. And yet, in spite of the fact that we routinely attempt to do everything from lose weight to improve quality at work, few of us have more than one or two ideas about how to exert influence. For the first time, Influencer brings together the breakthrough strategies of contemporary influence masters. By drawing from the skills of hundreds of successful influencers and combining them with five decades of the best social-science research, Influencer shares eight powerful principles for changing behaviors - principles almost anyone can apply to change almost anything.
©2007 Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler; (P)2007 HighBridge Company
YES. This book tells a story, using stories to help explain what influence is, and how to use it successfully.
The many stories used to illustrate the theme of the book.
The guinea worm is no more. How amazing is that, in such a short amount of time?
Influence is not a hammer, it is not direct. It is focused energy, trial and error, goal minded success.
Excellent book with a very practical approach to becoming a change agent. The real-life examples are motivating and insightful. I highly recommend this book to anyone who desires to be a better motivator, a change agent, or someone who wants to have a greater impact on their community, workplace, family, or the world.
It lived up to its name
It allowed you to practice what you learned almost immediately
His reading was a true performance
His descriptions about the work and successes with ex prisoners.
I have to listen to the book a few more times.
The stories of accomplishments using Simple studies of a problem then applying small behavior changes. Eliminating major problems with simple, easily applied changes are amazing.
It is difficult for me to explain how much I was impressed by the information presented in this book. I was Stunned!
It is a must read for everyone.
We may even be able to change Washington politics and regain our country's economy.
Gives you a lot of really good ideas on how people are influenced to do things. Many great examples that drive the principles home.
It is one of the most useful books, which is really why I listen to audiobooks.
Since this is not fiction, I can't say I have a favorite character but the people described in the stories provide very good examples of Influencers.
Audible books hold my attention in general better than written books because I can be multitasking or driving while I am "reading."
That we can influence things toward change that we previously believed are beyond our control, from personal weight loss to large cultural changes.
I sent this to my son for his birthday. He is an audible user and also a multitasker like me, and will also find the subject matter useful to his personal and business lives.
Touches on so many aspects of change! The whats, whys and hows.
Good follow up to Crucial Conversations and Proscis ADKAR.
Good voice, energetic, understandable, not overly dramatic, funny.
Change only happens when people "Want" it to. You cannot force it. So the "trick" is to change their perceptions.
I have referred to this book with others often since listening to it. While it could be a little briefer, it has powerful stories that are revisited throughout. The lessons will stay with me.
An excellent book on how to influence people with real life examples. It teaches you how to deal with difficult, entrenched behaviors that seem almost impossible to change. Really useful and entertaining.
Never read the print version but the audio version is good. Engaging and worth a second listen
For years I had a New Years resolution to loose weight and weigh 86kg. I listened to this audiobook on how to change behaviour. I now weigh 83kg after using a six source weight loss strategy. Strongly recommend this
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