How to Influence People: Make a Difference in Your World

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HarperCollins Leadership, Apr 1, 2013 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
Leadership guru John C. Maxwell and his friend Jim Dornan share their straightforward, effective way for making an impact on the world: make an impact on individual people. How? Through influence. How to Influence People will empower you on your journey to becoming a potent and positive influence in your relationships both great and small. By pouring your life into other people, which is Dr. Maxwell’s definition of “mentorship,” you can truly make a difference. And when you have a meaningful impact on the lives of those around you--from your children and coworkers to your customers and the barista at your favorite coffee shop--it makes a difference in your life too.You’ll learn to perceive the stages of influence in your relationships and skillfully navigate your progress--from perfect stranger, to helpful confidant, to inspiring mentor--until, ultimately, you attain the highest honor there is for an influencer: becoming a multiplier of other influencers.

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John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 31 million books in fifty languages. He has been identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. He is the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, organizations that have trained millions of leaders from every country of the world. A recipient of the Horatio Alger Award, as well as the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, Dr. Maxwell speaks each year to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world’s top business leaders. He can be followed at For more information about him visit

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