Influencing others can be viewed as malicious, wicked, or as though you’re trying to take advantage of somebody. But it can also be viewed as a sense of encouragement for others to do what they actually want to do. This quote tags along with last weeks post on Delegation. When delegating something to a co-worker or friend, follow Dale Carnegie’s advice here.
There is only one way under high heaven to get anybody to do anything. Did you ever stop to think of that? Yes, just one way. And that is by making the other person want to do it. -Dale Carnegie (pg.17)
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Must read for any new leader. This book will humble somebody who thinks they know what they’re doing.