Growing Influence By Ron Price & Stacy Ennis – Leadership is about influence. Emily is a career-driven thirty something with big ambitions and a young family. She is making an impact as a leader at a tech company, but after being passed up for multiple promotions, she finds herself at a loss for how to improve. Fate answers her in the form of a kind—and surprisingly direct—older man in a coffee shop. A well-respected CEO before he retired, David has deep and rich leadership knowledge. Emily needs direction, and David is the perfect mentor.
Growing Influence offers readers both practical advice on how to develop leadership skills and a relatable account of one woman’s growth by applying the principles in the book. Unlike nonfiction business books or business memoirs, this story is a business fable that is both impactful and transformative.
From the beginning of this book the reader found a character named Emily. The day was troubling and she prepared everything for promotion at work. But what happened was really unexpected. Coffee scenes spilled and when Emily met David – a former CEO – it was in accordance with the cover of this book.
This is my first experience reading business and management books with the concept of narrative. Of course this is an interesting thing because of the series of stories Emily and David continued. From one meeting to another meeting to discuss the theme of leadership. Every lesson given by David will be done directly by Emily. From this process, readers like me can really practice.
Of course with the narrative spice, I consider the conflict of career women, women who care for children and pregnant women who work do have special attention. Many things make women unable to achieve the best career, including the conflict. But Emily ultimately makes the reader and everyone proud. Unbelievable patience, determination when working and as a housewife. Beyond that you can get all the very complete leadership theories.
Maybe readers are experiencing like Emily will feel worried. Because of that David also seems to provide solutions for all of us, not just Emily. And the end part is really emotionally draining.
This is a book that is truly appropriate for women who are building careers and aspiring to be wise leaders. I really like this book and recommend to you all.