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Tim Thyne 01/23/08 Becoming A Person of Influence: Introduction Summary Everyone has influence, no matter their occupation (2). People, who desire to be successful, need to be people of influence (3). Your influence is not equal with all people (4). The four levels of influence (6): o Modeling o Motivating o Mentoring o Multiplying Your influence is either positive or negative (8). Positive influencers add value to other people (10). John Maxwell and Jim Dornan open their book boasting that “everyone has influence.” They claim that as long as a person’s life connects with other people, then they are an influencer. Sometimes people will imitate an influencer, sometimes even if their actions seem peculiar (i.e. Coolidge and his guest). Their next idea is that while all people are influencers, they are not equally influential to all people. For example, they
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Unformatted text preview: possess less influence on their neighbor’s dog than their neighbor possesses. Then the writers introduce the outline for the rest of the book, the four levels of influence. These levels are modeling, motivating, mentoring, and multiplying. Modeling is the lowest level, and has to do with the fact that people model the actions and character of their influencers. Motivational influencers are people who encourage and communicate with people on an emotional level (7). Mentors pour their lives into others to help them realize their potential (8). Multipliers are people who influence others to be positive influencers and in turn those people also create positive influencers, having a multiplying effect. All of these levels can also apply to negative influencers....
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