Lee E. Miller explores the fine art of influence. Here, he explains and elaborates upon what he terms the "U Perspective:' or seeing the world through the eyes of the people it is your business to influence. By doing so this book argues, you can harness the power of the values and belief systems of others to affect their behavior and arrive at mutually beneficial solutions. With what Miller calls the "3 Cs''-convince, collaborate and create- you will learn how to motivate people to help you achieve your ends. With Barbara Jackson, Miller shows you how to use the U Perspective effectively, an art essential to successful leadership. --Hispanic Trends Magazine
Written by experienced businessman and winner of the 2005 Seton Hall University Business School's Award for Teaching Excellence Lee E. Miller with consultant and entrepreneur Barbara Jackson, UP: Influence, Influence, Power and the U Perspective- The Art of Getting What You Want is a self-help guide to cultivating one's ability to influence people and building lasting agreements that advance mutual goals. Chapters discuss the "three C's" method of influencing others (Convince, Collaborate and Create), and the importance of understanding others' perspectives. "Since our beliefs and values are developed over time, on a subconscious level, most people simply assume that everyone sees the world the way they do. Even when we recognize that someone else sees a situation differently than we do, our first instinct usually is to try to persuade them to see things our way. The U Perspective takes the opposite approach. Its effectiveness is not rooted in the ability to convince others to change their views or adopt different values. Instead, its power comes from recognizing what others already believe and want and providing solutions based on that information." A top-notch guide, especially ideal for greasing social wheels in business circles but packed cover to cover with tips for more effective negotiation and team-building in personal circles as well. --MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT UP: INFLUENCE POWER AND THE U PERSPECTIVE--THE ART OF GETTING WHAT YOU WANT
"The U Perspective and the 3 Cs Influencing Method provide a playbook for success. Everyone can benefit from this book"
--Paul Tagliabue, Former Commissioner, National Football League
"An invaluable resource. Lots of practical advice about winning people over. This book challenges conventional wisdom on how to gain influence and power."
--Tom Shull, Chairman and CEO, Wise Foods, Inc.
"This is a MUST read--every page is filled with wisdom and actionable ideas"
--Andrea Nierenberg, Author, Million Dollar Networking
"As a coach, my job is to help sailors learn how to use their past experiences to make excellent split second decisions so that they can make the leap from great to gold. This book tells you how to do the same in any business."
--Skip Whyte, United States Olympic Sailing Coach
"The key to success in business is your ability to influence others. This book provides a unique approach that will help you get what you want in any situation."
--Harold Bosworth Chief Merchandising Officer, Talbots
"This book is an invaluable tool for any executive in any industry; it reveals an infallible strategy for success."
--Charles Wardell, Managing Director, Korn Ferry International
"Lee's U Perspective puts everything into perspective, reinforcing his approach to influencing throughout without the redundancy that makes so many books of this type virtually unreadable. A great read that delivers pearls of wisdom along the way."
--Joan Verplanck, President, NJ Chamber of Commerce
"If only everybody implemented the U Perspective how much more successful could they be! This simple, clear concept makes perfect sense for any interaction. Everyone should run out and buy a copy of UP immediately!"
--Julie Jansen, Author, I Don't Know What I Want But I Know It's Not This
"This book is a must read for any woman who ever feels "Things would be great if they would only see it my way!" Lee offers practical, proven success strategies to help influence outcomes. Understanding how to use the U Perspective will assist anyone who wants to get things done through and with others."
--Jean M. Otte, CEO Women Unlimited