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Growing Influence


Loved it! 😍

If you're looking for advice on combatting workplace discrimination and company leadership in a palatable read, this is a great go-to.

As I read, I appreciated the narrative woven between the astute leadership tutelage. In this way, the reader doesn't feel as if they are reading dry nonfiction self-help - they're seeing the applicable instruction put to use through the plot's central conflict. I think it's very clever of Price. Many children's books do the same for the purpose of learning, so why not expand that technique into adult novels? With a central focus on discrimination against women in the workplace, it's an excellent way to discuss an important and often heated topic in a thoughtful, intelligent, and professional way. For a male author to tackle a feminist subject in such a manner - I think it's genius.

Additionally, the information about influence, leadership, collaboration, and personal development is clearly explained, as using the characters, there are plenty of examples to help understand the concepts. I definitely took many notes and highlighted many passages (and diagrams!) that I would like to incorporate in my own personal development tool box.

I especially was interested in the definitions of influence or influencer. Though Emily and David were discussing the terms in the corporate world, I kept thinking about how it could apply to social media influencers and bloggers. It may seem like different veins, but as outlined, there's three types of influence: control, collaboration, and concern. If I was to consider myself as a social media influencer and a blogger (which I do, as I do want to influence people on what books to read and buy), then the first type of influence I have is control over what content I put out to my audience (you, my fellow readers), the second in collaboration with publishers and fellow influencers (those who want to promote specific books), and the third area is concern over if my reviews will actually interest and influence you enough to check out those reads.

Overall, Price has impressed me with this book, his writing, the discussion, and the overall plot, and I really enjoyed being a part of Emily and David's chats. I can easily see myself recommending Growing Influence to many of my friends, and I'd love to get a personal physical copy to mark up and reference as well! If you're looking for great advice on workplace discrimination and company leadership in a palatable read, this would be a great go-to.

Thank you to Reedsy Discovery and Greenleaf Book Group Press for providing this DRC in exchange for an honest review.

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About the author

Ron Price is an internationally recognized business advisor, executive coach, speaker, and author. Ron has worked in 15 countries and served in almost every level of executive management over the past 40 years. view profile

Published on September 18, 2018

Published by Greenleaf Book Group Press

20000 words

Genre: Career Guides

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