The Immortality of Influence: We Can Build the Best Minds of the Next Generation

The Immortality of Influence: We Can Build the Best Minds of the Next Generation


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ISBN-13: 9780758212672
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 02/01/2010
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 671,833
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Salome Thomas-EL is a national education expert, media consultant, and former award-winning teacher and principal in Philadelphia. He has motivated thousands of parents and students to embrace the philosophy that education and hard work come before success. Thomas-EL received national acclaim as a teacher and chess coach, and his students have gone on to become National Chess Champions.  He is a national board member of America’s Foundation for Chess and keynotes scores of school district convocations, national and state conferences, and motivational presentations for students around the country.  He has been called “An American Icon” by Reader’s Digest Magazine and received the distinguished Martin Luther King Award.  Principal EL is a regular guest contributor on the first season of The Dr. Oz Show and frequently appears on C-SPAN, CNN, and NPR Radio. His first book, I Choose to Stay, was optioned by Disney Films. Learn more about Salome and his students at

Cecil Murphey is the author or coauthor of more than 135 books, including such notable titles as the New York Times bestselling 90 Minutes in Heaven, coauthored with Don Piper, and Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, coauthored with Dr. Ben Carson. In addition to his writing, Murphey is a popular public speaker on the subject of faith and spiritual growth and healing, having been a pastor and missionary before he became a successful writer.

Table of Contents

Foreword Will Smith vii

Acknowledgments ix

1 Failed Influence 1

2 Commitment to Personal Influence 17

3 The Influence of Parents 31

4 The Influence of Husbands, Children, and Siblings 53

5 Influence Through Discipline 63

6 Healthy Influence 79

7 The Influence of Grooming 97

8 The Influence of Exposure 107

9 Influence in the Workplace 127

10 The Influence of Respect 145

11 The Influence of Love, Caring, and Friendship 157

12 The Influence of Faith 171

13 Influence on Purpose 193

14 The Influence of Forgiveness 209

15 The Influence of Leadership 225

16 Being Influenced 239

17 The Influence of Giving Back 253

18 Influence on Our Communities 261

19 The Power of Unrecognized Influence 267

20 The Legacy of Influence 279

Organizations 289

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