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
This is a very interesting book. Thought provoking even, esp. if you think you are unimportant in your organisation. Gives you a different point of view and a few ideas on how to make a difference albeit at your department or team level.
The narrator sounds a little robotic and could do with more emotion in his voice.
The ideas in this book are too numerous for one sitting unless you happen to have a notepad handy....
The practical ideas combined with real life examples was great! While I'm not working in the extreme situations detailed in the book, the examples clearly show how focusing on vital behaviors makes a huge difference.
The first half of this book is interesting. The writer explains clearly his point of view and the examples fit the narrative, but the second part of the book is boring and repetitive. Also the examples makes no sense sometimes. I recommend just for the first round.
Traveler. Artist. Dreamer.
Yes, it was a good book for people that see something
It is not so much that he could have done better, but rather he has an accent that I cannot quite place and it think that distracted me a bit.
Knowledge is potential power; knowledge put into practice is power.
This is a great book,what is said in this book once you start practicing it, it will change your life for the better,thrust me it will.
Absolutely- I already have! This book hits home with my passions and makes so much sense to me. It does a great job of describing why root behaviors are important and how they might be targeted to ignite positive change. It describes how that positive change can be used on the very things you've been dying to change for years- everything from losing weight and keeping it off, to changing the world in a profound way by eradicating disease or crime.
The Influencer? I really wasn't prepared for what was in this book. I have read many books that told you how to overcome others in arguments, and how to debate.
I love listening to audiobooks on my way to work.
How would I know what to change about this book? I'm not the one claiming to be an expert of influencing the behavior of other people.
I was glad to finish it, I was getting bored. And I reminded myself that, in the future, I need to double check if the book is primarily written by a woman before I start listening.
I honestly am not impacted much by the narrator. I'm listening to the content intently, trying to absorb it. Just read it to me clearly and I'm good.
No. Well, maybe... if it showed graphic examples of people suffering from the Guinea Worm.
Yes, thank you. I did not know what to expect from this book, based on the title. What the title should be is
The authors used key educational and cognitive psychology research to support a very interesting premise. I've been studying much of the same research as part of an education technology master's program. The authors took this research and evaluated how these cognitive tools can be used not just to teach concepts, but to spread influence.
The biggest take away I gained from listening to this book is that to influence a group it is important to find and target the opinion leaders of the group. My job is to train adults. Studying cognitive psychologists has given me much insight into how people learn, and while teaching folks what they need to know on the job is important, any trainer can tell you that it takes more than teaching concepts successfully to bring about changes in the workplace. As soon as they step out of the training room or away from the computer, most people go right back to the way they were doing things before.
I look forward to making use of the authors' insights to influence as well as teach!
This book is surpriisingly good. I like these kind of books but sometimes they turn out to be more form than substance. Not so for this book: very clear structure, reliable science-based approach and exciting, inspiring examples (although some were already known to me). I finished the book last week and already I find that it is helping me to structure my thoughts and get a clearer picture in my mind of how to achieve my goals , personal as well as professional.
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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