One of the most popular features of our weekly Soundview Live Webinar series is the question and answer segment with that week’s guest. Any author, speaker or consultant specializing in leadership inevitably receives the following question: “What can I do to influence my own boss?” In 360 Degrees of Influence: Get Everyone to Follow Your Lead on Your Way to the Top by author and consultant Harrison Monarth, readers receive some of the best information to date that will help them influence up the corporate ladder. 360 Degrees of Influence is now available as a Soundview Executive Book Summary at Summary.com.
Monarth is an established authority on gaining and maintaining influence in both the professional and personal side of life. The summary of his previous book Executive Presence remains one of the most frequent downloads at Summary.com. Elements of Executive Presence work their way into 360 Degrees of Influence and the latter book should be required reading for anyone who enjoyed Monarth’s previous work.
While executives may follow the lead of Soundview Live listeners and elect to focus their takeaways on influencing up the chain of command, Monarth also provides thoughtful, reinforced ideas for influencing one’s own direct reports. Much of his material strengthens a leader’s ability to think beyond his or her own mindset. This culminates in the creation of a personal influence strategy that is designed to fit a reader’s organization. By using Monarth’s techniques to overcome resistance, readers will gain confidence in influencing individuals (and teams) in every segment of a company.