This book is in two halves.
The first half chooses to give background stories, the history of success, if you will. The challenge is there from the very beginning and I found it really got me to reflect.
The second half gives the step by step guide to becoming a Key Person of Influence (KPI). What I like about this is the clarity that it doesn’t happen overnight but if you take the steps as recommended, in the order recommended, you will be successful.
It has caused me to look totally differently at my life and my business. I have listened to it about 5 or 6 times at this stage and then went on to buy the book. I bought it because it is really a workbook, with lots of stories and challenges.
This book is written to challenge the status quo of each individual. ‘the world has changed and so must you’. It champions the idea that, as the world is not as it used to be, we must let go of old ideas, old concepts and embrace new ideas. If you want to grow and become known for your skill, talent, knowledge etc. then this is the book for you.
What did I learn from reading this book?
I learned that my best thinking of 5 years’ ago may be my baggage today. I learned I must have the courage to strip back to the core of who I am, what’s important to me, what I would love to be doing. I have always asked people if they have 10 years’ experience or one year’s experience 10 times over. This book really brought that question into sharp relief and I found myself asking that question of myself.
What tool/approach/method will I bring to my coaching practice?
I will bring a different approach to my questioning in my coaching practice. I can look at my clients who resist change or who worry about being overlooked or of new technology or taking a holiday and help them align their thinking and their fears to the results that they are looking for and what’s in the future. I will use questions to encourage them to think dynamically and maybe to redefine the ‘game’, their role, their chosen profession, path in life etc.