Extraordinary Influence: How Great Leaders Bring Out the Best in Others

Extraordinary Influence: How Great Leaders Bring Out the Best in Others

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ISBN-13: 9781119464426
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/12/2018
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 146,093
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

DR. TIM IRWIN (www.drtimirwin.com) is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and consultant to a host of top organizations throughout the U.S. and more than twenty-five countries in North America, South America, and the Far East. His clients include many of the world's most recognized and highly regarded brands. In addition, Dr. Irwin regularly appears on national media outlets and his ideas are often showcased in leading business publications.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Part I The Science of Extraordinary Influence

1 The Blue Suitcase Phenomenon 3

Many Leaders Create an Effect They Did Not Intend

2 Words of Life 15

New Brain Research Explains How We Bring Out the Best in Others

Part II How Extraordinary Influence Works

3 Tactical Affirmation 33

Affirming Style and Competence

4 Strategic Influence 51

How to Give Words of Life

5 Words of Death 67

Constructive Criticism Fails Because Our Brains Are Hard Wired for Something Better

6 Alliance Feedback 81

What Seasoned CEOs Know about Helping Others Change

7 Extraordinary Influence for Underperformers 95

Bringing Out the Best in Someone Who Has Lost His Way

Part III Special Applications of Extraordinary Influence

8 Extraordinary Influence for Teams 113

Three Levers for High Performance

9 Motivating High Potentials 129

The Four Transformations to Extraordinarily Influence the Best

10 Performance Appraisals that Lead to Extraordinary Influence 145

How One Famous Company Threw Out Its Traditional Performance Appraisal System and the New Process That's Reaping Big Gains

11 Special Counsel to Parents, Teachers, and Coaches 161

Extraordinary Influence for Those Entrusted to Our Care

12 What Would Happen If We Put This into Practice? 177

A Call to Action

Acknowledgments 181

About the Author 183

Index 185

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JViola79 More than 1 year ago
Everyone wants to learn how to bring out the best in others. Whether we are a boss, a teacher, a coach, a parent, or a friend, we desire to impact and influence others to reach their full potential. In his newest book, "Extraordinary Influence: How Great Leaders Bring Out the Best in Others, Dr. Tim Irwin explores the power of affirmation. We want people around us to speak words of life over us. Affirmation from those we respect, admire, and love profoundly changes us. As we incorporate and utilize words of affirmation, we begin to influence others and bring out the best in them. Criticize focuses on their deficits while affirmation focuses on their abilities and achievements in a positive manner. This is truly a wonderful book for every leader. His suggestions are practical and meaningful, kind and sincere. Our focus in leadership should be to build cohesive and healthy functioning organizations, teams, churches, and families. The author asks a most thought provoking question: What would happen if we applied these principles of affirmation more broadly? And he brings much food for thought. This book is a wonderful read for every leader but also for every individual. We all need to speak words of life over those we interact with each day. Change can begin with each one of us and words of sincere affirmation is the way we begin to turn things around. **I received a pre-release version of this book in return for my honest review after reading it. I enjoyed this book and believe it will be helpful and appreciated by anyone.