How to Influence People

Make a Difference in Your World
Narrated by: Van Tracy
Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (409 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Leadership guru John C. Maxwell and his friend Jim Dornan share their straightforward, effective way for making an impact on the world: make an impact on individual people. How? Through influence. How to Influence People will empower you on your journey to becoming a potent and positive influence in your relationships both great and small. 

By pouring your life into other people, which is Dr. Maxwell's definition of "mentorship", you can truly make a difference. And when you have a meaningful impact on the lives of those around you - from your children and coworkers to your customers and the barista at your favorite coffee shop - it makes a difference in your life, too.

You'll learn to perceive the stages of influence in your relationships and skillfully navigate your progress - from perfect stranger, to helpful confidant, to inspiring mentor - until, ultimately, you attain the highest honor there is for an influencer: becoming a multiplier of other influencers.    

©2013 Thomas Nelson (P)2013 Thomas Nelson

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Skeptical, tight on cash and I have no spare time...

I have zero cash to waste, zero time to spare and I was not sure if this app was worth buying. I have many J M books and plan to buy more but carving out the time to sit down is not realistic. I spend so much time on the road for my job. I crushed this book in 2 days. ( That gives you an idea of how much driving I do. ) This was an awesome buy and a great use of time. I look forward to hearing many more.

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Good stuff

It was good but maybe I had higher expectations. Easy listening. It's good to listen to little chunks at a time to let the material sink in.

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excellent

the index is very good detailed a pdf with questions would have been better. very emotional and changed my life

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This is one of the greatest books on leadership!

A MUST listen to book!
I learned so much..... to be a leader and influencer of people, you must learn how to duplicate, compound your efforts and the only way to do that is teaching others how to do what we do! Watch~ Do~ Teach~ Great Book!

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A bit dry

Valuable content. Delivery a bit dry and could be more animated. Some good take aways

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The best

The best on a leaders ability to influence . Covers personal connection and encouragement by listening and affirmations creating a desire to fallow

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For Newbies

This book could've been named don't be a jerk. I could see it as a great asset for brand-new managers, but for me I didn't get much.

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Life changing!

My pastor is doing a mentor class where we meet monthly and go over each chapter. We just finished our last chapter. This book is most definitely an eye opener! I read the book and sexy to listen to it. One can never go wrong in wanting to be a better person for the sake of others and self. God bless you!

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Great inspirational source of useful information

As usual, if you are looking to learn, John Maxwell is a great source for knowledge.

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I give this audiobook 4 stars because although it’s got great content, it may actually go on for longer than it needs to due to its repetitiveness. It’s still very much worth a listen for a different take on influence, especially if you haven’t read/heard many pieces on the subject before.