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Product Details

  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Your Career Doctors Press; 1st edition (May 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978835506
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978835507
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #304,188 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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"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

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie Kellen on January 25, 2008
Format: Paperback
UP: The Art of Getting What You Want
Lee E. Miller with Barbara Jackson
by Dr. Bonnie Kellen

If there is a golden skill in the era of emotional/social intelligence it is that of influencing/negotiating. If there is one person who can teach it best, it is Lee Miller.
I once heard from a Human Resource director that the biggest problem they see with their employees is that of Emotional Intelligence defined as how to communicate with ones peers, supervisors and teams. Basically, that translates to how do you get your agenda across in everyday life and get a positive response. Influencing is the foundational skill for all situations.
Accordingly most people view the world based on their own points of reference that are derived from their personal experiences. The U Perspective requires you to look at the world differently, through the eyes of others.
His Convince, Collaborate, Create method consists of a three part formula to win others over, one part psychology, one part problem solving and one part structuring your interactions for maximum impact. As Lee Miller says, people do not want you to treat them the way you want to be treated. They want to be treated the way they want to be treated.
The concepts and techniques in this book are well thought out and described in easy to understand dialogue. The book gives readers the opportunity to develop a sophisticated and constructive way of interacting with people in business and in life.
The book is informative and gives much insight. It is definitely not "the same old thing".
I recommend this title as one of the most important books you can read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Judith W. on May 12, 2007
Format: Paperback
I picked up this book because I read and loved the author's last book A Woman's Guide to Successful Negotiating. I wasn't disappointed. I started using his U Perspective approach at work and at home. I find I can get more help from my boss and my coworkers. It even works with my kids. All I can say is this book is terrific. You have to read it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nina on January 2, 2008
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This is one of the best books I have ever read on the topic of how to influence others. It was both practical and easy to read. I have used some of the techniques in both my business and my personal life and they really work. The Convince, Collaborate and Create Influencing method has helped me understand what I need to do in order to influence people in a variety of different situations. However you need to be more effective influencing others-- sales, negotiating, customer service, recruiting or managing your employees this book offers excellent ideas. I was particularly impressed with the chapter dealing with cross cultural influencing. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to advance their career.
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