is a chatty sort of book, full of stories drawn from author Stacey Hanke's experiences,
and the contacts in her work of encouraging her clients to become more influential.
We believe it provides sound advice and will satisfy those willing to follow her
counseling. Of course, how realistic it is depends on your point of view and your
will to endure.
Perhaps the best way to conclude this review is to quote
from her summary at the end of Chapter 4 in which she states:
sooner you commit to being all-in to improve your communication skills and enhance
your influence, the sooner you will see results.
with influence is a lifelong process based on daily choices.
of the biggest obstacle to growing your influence is resistance to change.
is a choice. You have to take action in order to achieve greater influence."
managers and their followers know all about implementing change because that is
what project management is all about. However, change calling for self-improvement
seems to be quite a different type of challenge.
R. Max Wideman