by Vital Smarts

Recommended by ONCDC


The authors studied great influencers of humankind and how they influenced so many people.  The skills and knowledge in this book are all learnable and bring a new perspective on how to truly influence others. This is a great book for those that are looking to influence themselves and others. Powerful research based practices and clear frameworks provide important skills for leaders of any kind.

Key Points:

  • There is more than just personal motivation when it comes to influence.  There are actually six spheres of influence.
  • Effective influencers look beyond personal motivation and impact 4+ spheres of influence.


  • Identifying the vital behavior is so fundamental, I wish the book went deeper into that.