Webster’s dictionary defines the verb influence as “to move or impel a person to some action.” Influencing a friend, colleague, family member or lover could take on a number of different forms. You could influence through positive messages and behaviors that cause a person to take one path over another. Unfortunately, many people take a negative or divisive perspective and influence through manipulation or deceit to get what they want. Rather than view influence as a win-win proposition, they accept (and some embrace) a win-lose proposition. If you want to genuinely connect with colleagues, friends, family members and lovers, influence must be exercised with the utmost integrity and in the spirit of win-win relationships. That is why I wrote Six-Word Lessons on Influencing with Grace.
In this book, you’ll get 100 concise, simple-to-understand lessons to help you positively influence those you deal with day-in and day-out, as well as useful tips to understand yourself and others, communicate effectively, and genuinely connect with those you encounter and love every day.
My genuine hope is that you will glean some positive nuggets from this book and put them to use right away.