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FREE EPUB ☿ Influencing Powerful People ⚓ Influence The Influencers In Your LifeI Ve Known Dirk Schlimm For Years, And Observed With Admiration His Ability To Work Effectively With Powerful People While Sustaining His Own Core Values His Topic Is Important, And His Experience Has Given Him A Deep Practical WisdomJim Collins, Author, Good To GreatFor Every Powerful Person Who Has Influenced History, There Are Three Or Four People Behind The Scenes Without Whom History Would Never Have Changed Vision And Drive For Implementation Are Never Enough Dirk Schlimm S Book Is About How To Accomplish The Work Of Real Change In The Real World By Doing The Hard Work That Rarely Gets NoticedGovernor Howard Dean, Chairman Emeritus, The Democratic National CommitteeInfluencing Powerful People Provides Invaluable Insights Into This Dynamic Insights That Will Assist Anyone To Be Effective And SuccessfulPeter Jewett, Chair, Corporate Department, Torys LLPAbout The BookDealing With Powerful People Can Be Intimidating Many Of Them Have Reached The Height Of Achievement Through A Combination Of Charm, Confidence, And Rilliance, And They Certainly Deserve Our Dmiration And Respect More Than Likely, Owever, They Also Succeeded As A Result Of Their Relentless Drive And, In The Process, Developed Reputations For Being Intense, Demanding, And Temperamental How Do You Keep Up With Such Individuals, Gain Their Confidence, Contribute To Their Enterprise, And Ensure That Your Ideas Count Influencing Powerful People Provides You With The Tools You Need To Connect And Get Results With Key Influencers And Decision Makers Chief Executives, Department Heads, Supervisors, And Anyone Else In A Position Of Authority Author Dirk Schlimm, Who Has Frontline Experience Working With Larger Than Life Leaders, Provides Sixteen Proven Rules For Working Successfully With The Powerful People In Your Life Whether Your Boss, Client, Partner, Associate, Or International Counterpart These Rules Include Adopt The Role Of A Helper Counter Ego With HumilityAppreciate Who They Are And What They DoDo The Things They Can TBecome An Effective CounterweightIt S Not About Giving Up Your Values Or Telling Them What They Want To Hear In Fact, What Powerful People Need Most Often Is Your Loyalty And Unbiased Perspective It S About Learning To Build A Relationship And Communicating In A Way That Gets Their Attention It S About Strategically Managing And Adapting Your Everyday Behavior So That The Powerful People In Your Life Gain Confidence In You, Appreciate Your Contribution, And Listen To You When Charting Their CourseNo Matter What Your Level In An Organization, Influencing Powerful People Holds The Key To Ensuring That You Make An Impact, Earn Respect, And Progress To Even Greater Achievement And Responsibility I liked it as it confirms my thought some professionals are nuts That it isn t just me they think the rules don t apply to them Despite taking me forever to read, I enjoyed this book It was hard to pick up something so business oriented during the last part of the semester I had finals to get ready for and after they were over, I just wanted to zone out with easy reads This book has a lot of great points, though, in dealing with powerful people and is geared towards those in the workplace though it could be definitely be helpful for those involved in non profits and who serve on boards Schlimm does a nice job of interspersing his rules with stories from the field about Margaret Thatcher, Steve Jobs, and Colin Powell, just to name a few I ve highlighted a lot of things in this book and my husband wants to read it, as well As a brief summary, here are Schlimm s rules though really, he goes in to muchdepth in the book I especially liked the real world scenarios he has at the end of chapter and walks you through different ways to deal with them.1 Get ready for a potent mix of brilliance and drive2 Know how to manange the supremely confident3 Master the art of first impressions4 Know what you are doing5 Save energy for when it counts6 Practice humility7 Show appreciation8 Sidestep power with diplomacy9 Guard your independence10 Get results11 Cover their weaknesses12 Facilitate the impact of raw power13 Advise those who like to act14 Know when and whether to put the brakes on if you can15 Coach with caution16 Use your own power well17 Powerful people need people who don t need themI ve already tried a few out of these out at work and am sure this is a book I ll keep handy I do wish there was less of an emphasis of bowing to the powerful person s every whim although he does caution you to maintain your independence and integrity andof letting them feel the heat of their actions sometimes I understand that s not always how the real world works, but it felt like there was a lot of acquiesence being pushed It was a minor detraction since Schlimm had so many specific pieces of advice vs the general, non specific, common sense type of babble many mgmt books contain that made this worthwhile read. I have just won this book from First Reads I look forward to reading it Thanks. Great book on how to work for someone who d pass as a D in DiSC disc assessment, that is domineering, demanding, aggressive I really liked this book as a way to de stress from trying to deal with life in general This book is full of what could be considered common sense, if the advice weren t so uncommon.I thought it was creative how the chapters were lined and numbered as rules, which made them easier to remember and organize in my jumbled mind This really stood out to me, and made the book seem less like a book andlike a personal checklist for me to follow, which gives ainteractive feeling than would otherwise be created.However, while I do believe that I would be able to benefit greatly from the advice given in this book, I doubt I would be able to carry myself in the manner portrayed I am not as outgoing as I would like to be, and though there were various detailed scenarios listed and explained, I find myself unable to fully connect A person who could follow the exact advice listed in this book would practically be perfect obviously, everyone wants to be perfect , but I don t really think it s completely realistic for someone like me.Still, I m sure I will be able to improve myself through some of the practical advice given throughout the pages of this book, so I look forward to the next opportunity to use these wise words.Thanks very much to the First Reads program and the generous author and publishers who made it possible for me to receive a free copy of this great book I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads I can t wait to receive and read it Thank you.