The New Science Of Leading Change And The Three Signs Of A Miserable Job

1493 Words Feb 20th, 2016 6 Pages
There are many reasons why using both the Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change and The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers, in the same course. The two books go hand in hand by showing examples of influencing the right behavior. By using these books together, the Influencer teaches the vital behaviors and sources needed to influence and The Three Signs of a Miserable Job provides solutions and examples of the results. To start out, the Influencer introduces the three keys to success. By using the three keys, focus and measure, find vital behaviors, and engage all six sources of influence, will result in lasting changes in human behavior. In The Three Signs of a Miserable Job, all three keys to success were used and concrete evidence was shown how it worked. Brian Bailey was a perfect example of how a good leader uses the three keys to influence behavior and overcome the frustration of unhealthy work environments, by making them more rewarding and fulfilling. The first key is focus and measure. Influencers are very clear about the results they are trying achieve (Patterson, 2013, p. 14). Brian Bailey was clear from the start that he wanted to make Gene and Joe’s a more successful restaurant and wanted the people who worked there to like their job. He also wanted another shot at using his knowledge and expertise to show that he could do it. Unfortunately, many leaders make three unsuccessful mistakes to change their influence…

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