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Influencer: The Power to Change Anything

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

New techniques for changing behavior

This book is a joy, and, as the authors no doubt intended, an inspiration. Often, those who try to create change over the long term give up and become resigned to the way things are. Into this stable situation come five authors ¿ Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Ma...
This book is a joy, and, as the authors no doubt intended, an inspiration. Often, those who try to create change over the long term give up and become resigned to the way things are. Into this stable situation come five authors ¿ Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler ¿ full of optimism, examples and, best of all, practical techniques you can use right away to create change. It would be easy to say the book is too optimistic, or that it claims too much is possible, but some of its examples show the success of sweeping, ambitious changes. Instead of clinging to a dour but ¿realistic¿ view of the world, they invite you to re-examine your influence strategies and analyze your environment for new clues, whether you are trying to change yourself or your employees. The social possibilities are exciting. We recommend this book to anyone who is trying to create social change, and especially people who are open-minded and at ease with new ideas.

posted by Anonymous on January 18, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Interesting but I didn't really learn much

I enjoyed reading this book and its easy to see the theory behind how to become an INFLUENCER but I didn't really grasp from the book a check-list of how to go about changing behavior. The author gave some fantastic examples in the book but they were large-scale 'e.g.,...
I enjoyed reading this book and its easy to see the theory behind how to become an INFLUENCER but I didn't really grasp from the book a check-list of how to go about changing behavior. The author gave some fantastic examples in the book but they were large-scale 'e.g., eradicating the Guinea worm in Africa, etc.'. What about about those of us who go to work every day in corporate America. Again, as I said, I enjoyed the book and I see 'the Forest' but I did not learn how to see 'the trees'.

posted by Anonymous on June 20, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2008

    Interesting but I didn't really learn much

    I enjoyed reading this book and its easy to see the theory behind how to become an INFLUENCER but I didn't really grasp from the book a check-list of how to go about changing behavior. The author gave some fantastic examples in the book but they were large-scale 'e.g., eradicating the Guinea worm in Africa, etc.'. What about about those of us who go to work every day in corporate America. Again, as I said, I enjoyed the book and I see 'the Forest' but I did not learn how to see 'the trees'.

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  • Posted April 15, 2011

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    good, not great

    Good book. I thought it was going to teach more. The book gives a lot of examples of events that were influenced, instead of teaching you how to influence, plus most of the examples were more just common sense and natural progression than influence. Interesting read though.

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    Posted August 2, 2011

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