Becoming a Person of Influence: How to Positively Impact the Lives of Others, is a testament to John Maxwell’s ability to help people reach personal success. In this book, Maxwell suggests that becoming a person of influence doesn’t just happen naturally, but strategically. Influencing the people around you includes encouraging and communicating with others on a personal, emotional level.
The journey towards becoming influential begins with Maxwell’s teachings on integrity and developing a strong moral character. From there, the book takes you through the stages of learning how to listen, relate, nurture, and develop strong relationships. All of these, Maxwell teaches, are necessary to becoming a person of influence. Maxwell also offers stages for how to influence others and suggests that influence can be both negative and positive. Becoming a Person of Influence is a must-read for church and business leaders as well as everyday people.