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The Art of Quiet Influence

Timeless Wisdom for Leading Without Authority

Jocelyn Davis



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Nicholas Brealey Publishing
28 May 2019
Influence is getting things done without coercion. It's strength without force-mindfulness in action. Master influencers walk lightly, talk softly and have no need of a big stick, yet collective success hinges on their words and deeds.

Anyone can be a quiet influencer. Featuring twelve specific practices, twelve typical pitfalls and dozens of powerful stories and examples, THE ART OF QUIET INFLUENCE is a roadmap for the journey. Author Jocelyn Davis weaves together the timeless wisdom of Eastern thinkers-from Confucius to the Buddha, from Rumi to Gandhi-with research and insights from modern-day experts, revealing what's wrong with the Western view of influence as short-term persuasion and showing instead how to create trust-based collaborations with lasting impact.
By:   Jocelyn Davis
Imprint:   Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 209mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   330g
ISBN:   9781473687646
ISBN 10:   1473687640
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   28 May 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jocelyn Davis is an author, speaker and consultant with 25 years' experience in the leadership development industry. Before founding her company, Seven Learning, she was Executive Vice President, R&D for The Forum Corporation (now AchieveForum), a global consultancy that builds leadership effectiveness in the Fortune 1000. Jocelyn's previous book The Greats on Leadership was named 800-CEO-Read Editor's Choice. Jocelyn has lived in many regions of the world, including Southeast Asia, East Africa, the Caribbean, and the UK. She now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Reviews for The Art of Quiet Influence: Timeless Wisdom for Leading Without Authority

Wise, humane, and illuminating ... Packed with powerful stories and teachings. --Krishnan Venkatesh, author, Do You Know Who You Are? Reading the Buddha's Discourses, - Note the stories, research, tool kit of more than 75 tactics, plus the wisdom offered by sages such as Rumi, Gandhi, and Confucius ... a sure winner. --Richard Whiteley, author, Love the Work You?re With and The Corporate Shaman, - Looks out to the East and back to the past to explore a mind-set, skill set, and 12 behaviors that are indispensable to every leader. --Gregory LeStage, Dean, McKinsey Academy at McKinsey & Co., - Jocelyn Davis does a great job of demystifying Eastern philosophy and showing its relevance to today's global business world. --Karen Blal, CIPD Regional Director Asia, - I found it impossible to put down this captivating and inspirational book. --Doug Kirkpatrick, author, From Hierarchy to High-Performance and Beyond Empowerment: The Age of the Self-Managed Organization, - Davis once again elegantly weaves diverse cultural perspectives into practical action ... Leaders cannot afford to miss this book. --Brian J. Miller, VP Talent, Development & Inclusion, Gilead Sciences, - Be prepared to be inspired and moved to change as I was. A must-read. --Cynthia Stuckey, Head of Sales Effectiveness Practice, Korn Ferry, - A useful and resonant guide to leading in a more conscious, inclusive, and generative way. --Court Chilton, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan Leadership Center, - A mind-expanding yet down-to-earth guide for leaders, sales professionals, and influencers of all stripes. --Craig Wortmann, Founder and Executive Director, Kellogg Sales Institute, Kellogg School of Management; CEO, Sales Engine Inc., - A book for anyone who needs to lead without authority-that is, everyone! --Rasmus Hougaard, Founder, Potential Project; author, The Mind of the Leader, - Chilton, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan Leadership Center Combining trust, respect, caring, and demand for achievement in a harmonious way, The Art of Quiet Influence powerfully influences the reader to go beyond and accomplish greater performance. --Wesley Luo, VP/COO, Honeywell Building Technologies, -

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