Every one of us has influence, whether we realize it or not. In everything we say and do, we are influencing those around us. What if we became more aware, more intentional, and more strategic about our own influence? Well, we might just change the world. True influence, says Pat Williams, isn't about getting what you want--it's about serving others. Using personal stories from his own life and the lives of others, Williams shows readers the difference between influence and manipulation, how to influence others through both words and deeds, and ultimately how to change the world for the better, one relationship at a time. This book will inspire readers to build a positive legacy in the lives of others and take the role of influencer to heart. Each chapter includes questions and ideas for personal reflection and practical application, and can be used to guide group discussions as well. Includes a foreword by Joe Girardi, manager of the New York Yankees.
About the Author
Pat Williams is senior vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic. He has more than forty years of professional sports experience, has written dozens of books including the popular Coach Wooden, and is one of America's most sought-after motivational speakers. He lives in Florida. Jim Denney is a full-time freelance writer with more than eighty published books to his credit. His collaborative titles include Reggie White in the Trenches; Undefeated, with father-son Super Bowl/Rose Bowl champs Bob and Brian Griese; and numerous books with Pat Williams, including Go for the Magic.