Elements of Influence

The Art of Getting Others to Follow Your Lead

 Elements of Influence

Author: Terry R. Bacon
Pub Date: July 2011
Print Edition: $26.00
Print ISBN: 9780814417324
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814417331

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Overview

It can be found in a smile, a handshake, or a friendly chat. Knowing how to influence others is a crucial element of success.

We succeed in business and in life when we influence how others think, feel, and act: getting them to accept our point of view, follow our lead, join our cause, feel our excitement, or buy our products and services. The act of influencing is such a part of our daily lives that we often don’t even realize when we (or others) are doing it. But to succeed, we need to know how influence works…and how to use it.

Influencing effectively requires adaptability, perceptiveness, and insight into other people and cultures. Based on 20 years of research, Elements of Influence shows readers how to:

• Understand why people allow themselves to be influenced—and why they resist

• Choose the right approach for each situation

• Be influential when they have no formal authority

• Succeed in every kind of organization—even in other countries

Filled with exercises and practical applications, this book shows how anyone can increase his or her influence to achieve greater success.

About the Author

TERRY R. BACON (Durango, CO) is the founder of Lore International Institute, a widely respected executive-development firm recently acquired by Korn/Ferry International. He is now the scholar in residence in that firm and is the author of many books including Powerful Proposals (978-0-8144-7232-3), What People Want, and The Elements of Power (978-0-8144-1511-5).

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