“A colorful and conversational manual that helps you—personally and professionally—to better assess yourself and to build richer relationships with others.” —KIRKUS REVIEWS
While most of us have grown up being taught that the letter “I” has no place in the word “team,” teams are wholly made up of individual advantages that contribute to the collective power of the group.
In Individual Influence, authors Brian and Mary Smith go far beyond this axiom, making a persuasive case that even a company or team of individual players is still an “Individual” at its core—expressing the collective influence of all those who play a role in it. Thus, there is not just one “I” in team, but many.
In the first installment of this series, readers will be led on a far-from-typical journey of self-discovery punctuated by often humorous stories and tangible steps to put the wisdom into practice.
Demonstrated through real-life experience working with and leading teams, the authors cover many transformative concepts, including:
How to be your best self so that your unique influence radiates from you
Reaping the benefits of slowing down and existing within the moment
How to delegate, hold accountable, define values, and achieve balance
Setting realistic success criteria for yourself and learning to celebrate small victories
Gaining more significant influence over your own conscious thoughts and reshaping your reality
Individual Influence revolutionizes the paradigm of traditional self-help books, presenting a clear, logical flow in implementing solutions to everyday challenges we face. It is a call for readers to discover who they are, and in doing so, there is a new world filled with unlimited possibilities waiting to be explored.
“Individual Influence is not just a book, it’s a way of finding yourself and radiating that newfound energy and awareness into all of your relationships. The book is not only insightful and full of wisdom, it’s also practical and witty. It gives you the tools to apply to yourself and those you work or spend time with. A must read for any leader looking to level up.” —Billy Banks, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University, Co-founder at ProHabits, former Founder & CEO at Reach360 and M-Tec
“Individual Influence is not a book for leaders who are lost, but for those who recognize that there is profound value to be found within each individual member of their team. The wisdom is tangible, reflective and profoundly relevant for today’s business leader.” —David Avrin, author of Why Customers Leave (and How to Win Them Back)
“In Individual Influence, you get the same kind of connection to making your life better as we all learned in the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People or the works of Napoleon Hill. This book is like a personal productivity consultant you can carry on the airplane with you. The authors are brilliant businesspeople that have distilled their time and energy into a self-guided tool for improving your chances for success in your work on as well as in your business. “Being present is something that you can learn…” is my favorite from takeaway from Individual Influence. Do yourself a favor to capture another personal advantage, read this book today.” —Kevin Hagemoser (Fractional Integrator), E Level LLC
“Individual Influence is as insightful as it is engaging. Authors Brian Smith and Mary Griffin offer an actionable roadmap for readers to harness their influence to shape their reality.” —Adam Fridman, CEO of ProHabits, Inc.