'Positive Influence recognizes human connection as a universal and enduring need. In an evolving world facing crises of disconnection where loneliness, division, and polarization have become commonplace, Tsun-yan Hsieh and Huijin Kong offer a substantive, go-to guide to build a personal craft for nurturing human connection.'
Laxman NarasimhanCEO, Starbucks
We are a society shaped by influence. From Dale Carnegie's seminal book How to Win Friends and Influence Others (1936) to social media 'Influencers' affecting thoughts and behaviors, influence has permeated society, business and our lives. Like it or not, we are all influencing or being influenced by one another every day.However, we are getting more disconnected in our lives even as we get more digitally wired. This book is a bold attempt to reconnect us to our humanity and to each other by a type of influence the authors call +Influence (Positive Influence). In essence, +Influence effectuates mutually beneficial outcomes. With it, you can do well for yourself and do good to others.New York Times bestselling author and renowned leadership guru Tsun-yan Hsieh, together with his LinHart partner Huijin Kong, co-creator of high-impact programs, dive deep into how to master +Influence, an essential 'soft skill' of our times. Combining decades of experience from shopfloors to boardrooms, both in the West and the East, the authors have distilled the principles of '+Influence' to a repertoire of mindsets, habits and skills. Richly illustrated with real-life examples, this book will help you achieve an elevated level of empathy for where others are coming from, and better equip you to find mutually beneficial paths out of conflicts while promoting alignment around the goals that matter. Whether you are a CEO or professional, Positive Influence: The First and Last Mile of Leadership will inspire you to hone +Influence into a craft over time that will propel your career and personal relationships, with more of your humanity gaining greater expressions in every moment of influence.