Clout: Tapping Spiritual Wisdom to Become a Person of Influence / Edition 1by Stephen R. Graves, Thomas G. Addington, Thomas G. Addington
Pub. Date: 04/18/2003
We all want to be able to influence others, to have our voices counted in decisionmaking, and to make a contribution to our organization or community. Most books on this subject focus on personal power for personal ends— self-help approaches that show readers how to get what they want for themselves. But influence can be much more— a live force that is
We all want to be able to influence others, to have our voices counted in decisionmaking, and to make a contribution to our organization or community. Most books on this subject focus on personal power for personal ends— self-help approaches that show readers how to get what they want for themselves. But influence can be much more— a live force that is vital to the positive and productive functioning of organizations, communities, and relationships.
In Clout Stephen R. Graves and Thomas G. Addington take an entirely new and fresh approach to the subject of influence, incorporating biblical wisdom and stories of exemplary people who have wielded influence with integrity and authenticity. Using classical analytical tools to examine the components of influence, the authors look at an array of historical and biblical models of both positive and negative influence, including Mother Teresa, Adam Smith, Jesus, St. Patrick, Malcolm Muggeridge, and even Rasputin. They analyze what drives this force in our personal and business lives and relationships and show readers how they too can become people of great influence and thereby have a message that is meaningful, an audience that is receptive, and a life that is believable.
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- First Edition
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Table of Contents
Foreword by John C. Maxwell.
1. An Extra Dose of Vitamin I.
Expanding Your Personal Influence.
Life's Greatest Asset.
3. Aristotle Speaks on Wall Street.
Three Ancient Tools of Influence.
A Message That Is Meaningful.
An Audience That Is Receptive
A Life That Is Believable.
7. A Pinch of Salt and a Ray of Light 89
Jesus on Influence
Strategic Life Coaching.
9. Breaking the Genetic Code on Influence.
Universal Models of Applying Influence.
10. Influence Has an Org Chart.
Understanding the Four Spheres of Influence.
11. When Influence Becomes Influenza.
Influence Gone Bad.
12. Class-Seven Influence.
10,585 Days and Counting.
About Cornerstone Group.
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