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3.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 5 3.92 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler Narrator: Eric Conger, various narrators Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2007 ISBN: 9781598875775
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An INFLUENCER motivates others to change.

An INFLUENCER replaces bad behaviors with powerful new skills.

An INFLUENCER makes things happen.

This is what it takes to be an INFLUENCER.

Whether you’re a CEO, a parent, or merely a person who wants to make a difference, you probably wish you had more influence with the people in your life. But most of us stop trying to make change happen because we believe it is too difficult, if not impossible. We develop complicated coping strategies when we should be learning the tools and techniques of the world’s most influential people.

But this is about to change. From the bestselling authors who taught the world how to have Crucial Conversations comes Influencer, a thought-provoking book that combines the remarkable insights of behavioral scientists and business leaders with the astonishing stories of high-powered influencers from all walks of life. You’ll be taught each and every step of the influence process-including robust strategies for making change inevitable in your personal life, your business, and your world. You’ll learn how to:

  • Identify a handful of high-leverage behaviors that lead to rapid and profound change.
  • Apply strategies for changing both thoughts and actions.
  • Marshall six sources of influence to make change inevitable.

Influencer takes you on a fascinating journey from San Francisco to Thailand where you’ll see how seemingly “insignificant” people are making incredibly significant improvements in solving problems others would think impossible. You’ll learn how savvy folks make change not only achievable and sustainable, but inevitable. You’ll discover why some managers have increased productivity repeatedly and significantly-while others have failed miserably.

No matter who you are, or what you do, you’ll never learn a more valuable or important set of principles and skills. Once you tap into the power of influence, you can reach out and help others work smarter, grow faster, live, look, and feel better, even save lives. The sky is the limit…for an Influencer.

Are you an Influencer ?

”You don’t have to be a manager to realize that no one likes being told what to do. Yet lectures are still the main way we try to get people to change their behavior. Fortunately, social learning academics have been studying alternatives for decades. Patterson and his fellow consultants have now collected their findings in this engaging, example-rich book. The key message is hardly new, but it has gotten more sophisticated: Managers need to get out of the way and facilitate, not manage, the process of change for employees. They can do this by offering vicarious experiences, restructured environments, peer pressure, and frequent tests-all geared so that people embrace the change as authentic to them, not imposed by an outsider. Missing are only success stories of organizations that persuaded managers to drop their controlling habits and choose to be mere facilitators.”-John T. Landry, Harvard Business Review

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michellejeppesen | 5/18/2011

    " Really enjoyed this one. So many applications to different aspects of life. I was talking Mark's ear off on how I wanted to apply the things taught here to parenting, work, goal setting, etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mariel | 5/12/2011

    " Good examples and a quick read. I wish they had explored more about how to influence people to do things that aren't necessarily in their best interest :)

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 4/13/2011

    " Great book covering how to make innovation happen. Really nice approaches and solid examples. It also does a good job of explaining how surface copying of successful programs can fail when not all the influence levers are copied. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shaun | 4/10/2011

    " An excellent book I gained much from, but I need to listen to again and take notes. I read his other book called "Crucial Conversations" which is also highly recommended reading too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christi | 4/6/2011

    " I prefer the author's pecedent Crucial Conversations. However, this book is unique in that elevates our self-awareness to select multipy influences to successful change or adobt desirable habits rather than relying on (the least effective) verbal persuasion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jurgen | 3/14/2011

    " Good overview of change management and many great examples. Thought I find the model they use (motivation vs. ability) a bit contrived. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 2/16/2011

    " Good book, great framework supplied. However,this book was just too long for my taste and could have been greatly condensed.. too many stories included. These types of books, should just get right to the point and not make self improvement books into long novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lincoln | 2/10/2011

    " Good book, with some good examples, though I felt that "Influence: principles and practices" by Cialdini was better in technical content and "Switch" by the Heath brothers was more readable and memorable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dane | 1/19/2011

    " Great self help book. A must for anyone managing a team of people. Great for parents too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 1/3/2011

    " I loved this book. It is well-written, and inspires you to think creatively to solve problems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deirdre | 12/30/2010

    " Reading in the context of learning to be a helpful not harmful 4th grade volleyball coach
    Still praying I don't scar them for life "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MJ | 12/19/2010

    " I really enjoyed the book. Although like many books on psychology it tends to over-exaggerate some of the findings discussed in the book, most of the material is based on well known and researched principles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 12/4/2010

    " Lots of great examples both work and for the personal arena. Definitely a book to read and then go back and work through as you have a person or people you need to influence. "

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About the Author

Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler are the leaders of VitalSmarts, a state-of-the-art innovative training company that has taught more than two million people. VitalSmarts has consulted with more than three hundred of the Fortune 500 companies.

About the Narrator

Eric Conger is a stage actor, voice artist, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He has narrated more than 125 fiction and nonfiction audiobooks and was a four-time finalist for the Audie Award, both as a sole narrator in 2007 and 2008 and as part of a multicast reading in 2001 and 2012. He has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards. His extensive voice-over work includes more than 5,000 narrations for commercial ventures. A graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Paris, he also works as a writer and playwright. He has appeared in over fifty plays and has also translated plays of Molière and Feydeau for regional theaters.