360 Degrees of Influence: Get Everyone to Follow Your Lead on Your Way to the Top

360 Degrees of Influence: Get Everyone to Follow Your Lead on Your Way to the Top

by Harrison Monarth
360 Degrees of Influence: Get Everyone to Follow Your Lead on Your Way to the Top

360 Degrees of Influence: Get Everyone to Follow Your Lead on Your Way to the Top

by Harrison Monarth

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Overview

SPREAD YOUR INFLUENCE FOR TRUE LEADERSHIP SUCCESS

“The extraordinary power of influence is now within everyone’s reach. Recent graduates, executive assistants, project managers, and business leaders can all benefit from Monarth’s simple steps for ‘getting everyone to follow your lead.’”
—MARSHALL GOLDSMITH, million-selling author of the New York Times bestsellers MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

“Monarth’s monograph is must reading for everyone who needs to build their personal brand and sell themselves—which is, of course, everybody.”
—JEFFREY PFEFFER, Ph.D., professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and author of Power: Why Some People Have It—and Others Don’t

“Your ability to influence and persuade others is the single most important skill for success in business and leadership—and this book shows you how with simple, powerful, practical, and proven techniques.”
—BRIAN TRACY, author of Full Engagement

“Finally! A book about influence that doesn’t tell you how to impose your position on others but rather illuminates ways to build authentic relationships that are mutually beneficial. Truly a 21st-century approach to a critical skill.”
—LOIS P. FRANK EL, Ph.D., author of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office and Nice Girls Just Don’t Get It

360 Degrees of Influence breaks new ground. Harrison Monarth writes with fl air, passion, and insight. Even seasoned professionals will fi nd his advice practical and invaluable.”
—HARRY MILLS, Managing Director of The Mills Group and author of Artful Persuasion and The StreetSmart Negotiator

About the Book:

Leadership doesn’t have to be a top-down proposition. In fact, the best leaders influence those who are below and above them, as well as people external to the organization, such as customers and partners. This 360 degrees of influence is what separates the good leader from the great leader.

Founder of the global executive coaching firm GuruMaker, Harrison Monarth makes a living helping top figures in business and politics hone their influencing, communication, persuasion, impression management, and media skills. He teaches leaders how to operate without relying on spin or manipulation.

Now, in 360 Degrees of Influence, Monarth provides everything you need to gain the trust and respect of those around you—no matter where they’re positioned in the organizational hierarchy—and expand your influence well beyond your immediate environment. Providing valuable insight into human emotion and behavior, Monarth reveals the secrets to becoming the most psychologically astute person in the room—so you can be the most influential leader in the room. Learn how to:

  • Assess your current influencing power
  • Overcome resistance to your ideas and proposals
  • Know what people are thinking and feeling—even better than they do
  • Avoid the most common decision-making pitfalls
  • Create an influence strategy tailored to your organization’s hierarchy

In addition to sharing insight he has gleaned during years of coaching leading executives, Monarth includes practice exercises, checklists, self-evaluations, and worksheets to help you tackle the challenge of influence and leadership head on.

Right now, one of your own counterparts might be exerting influence over you and your boss. You can do the same thing. Apply the lessons of 360 Degrees of Influence to place yourself in the best possible position to lead the leaders.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071773553
Publisher: McGraw Hill LLC
Publication date: 12/02/2011
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Harrison Monarth is the author of Executive Presence and founder and President of GuruMaker, a global communications consulting firm that coaches Fortune 500 executives, politicians, and other high-level professionals. He has personally coached members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, as well as executives from Pepsico, The Ritz-Carlton, Merrill Lynch, American Heart Association, IBM, Hertz, Cardinal Health, Cisco Systems, and Intel.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

Chapter 1 Swayed, Nudged, and Driven: Influence Is Constant 1

Chapter 2 360-Degree Influence Starts with You 25

Chapter 3 Breaking Through Resistance: The Major Barriers to Influencing Others 43

Chapter 4 Know What Really Motivates People and What People Really Care About 59

Chapter 5 How Our Decisions Define Our Ability to Influence 73

Chapter 6 Setting the Stage: Strategically Influencing People's Decisions 99

Chapter 7 Mastering Organizational Politics 119

Chapter 8 Influencing Up: Bring Your Bosses Around to Your Way of Thinking 139

Chapter 9 Influencing the Opposite Gender for Mutual Success 155

Chapter 10 Influencing the Public's Impressions of Your Organization 173

Chapter 11 Using Your Words to Influence and Change Minds 195

Chapter 12 Managing the Influencing Power of Your Personal Brand 225

Notes 247

Index 271

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