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Book Review: Becoming a Person of Influence

Becoming a Person of Influence: How to Positively Impact the Lives of OthersBecoming a Person of Influence: How to Positively Impact the Lives of Others
Authors: John C. Maxwell & Jim Dornan
Paperback: 224 pages, $10.19
Published: not sure

This was one of the most enjoyable Maxwell books I’ve read to date. It really hit home for me about how to be the kind of person that naturally influences those people around you. This is a book that is good for any person in any life situation, not just business leaders.

Becoming a person of influence, as outlined in Influence is all about who you are as a person and how you treat those around you. People can be influenced by all kinds of traits and personalities, but a true person of influence does so by meeting the needs of those people around them.

Each chapter outlines a different function a person of influence has with those which they come into contact with

  1. Integrity with people
  2. Nurtures other people
  3. Faith in people
  4. Listens to people
  5. Understands people
  6. Enlarges people
  7. Negates for other people
  8. Connects with people
  9. Empowers people
  10. Reproduces other influencers

The information provided in each chapter breaks down the larger concept into easy to understand and implement headings. There certainly was not a chapter in this book in which I did not gain some valuable insight.

Stoney G deGeyter

Stoney deGeyter is the author of The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!. He is the founder and CEO of Pole Position Marketing, a web presence optimization firm whose pit crew has been velocitizing websites since 1998. In his free time Stoney gets involved in community services and ministries with his “bride enjoy” and his children. Read Stoney’s full bio.

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