Author: Dickinson, Arlene
Publisher: Harper Collins Canada
Year Published: 2011
Condition Rating: Like new, no creases, no spine breakage
Summary: At thirty, Arlene Dickinson found herself stranded. Recently divorced, she had a high school diploma, no savings and no clue how she was going to feed four young children. But just one year later, she was a partner in Venture Communications. Ten years on, she was CEO, poised to grow the business into one of Canadaâ€™s largest independently owned marketing firms. Today, as a co-star of the CBC TV hit Dragonsâ€™ Den, she is one of the countryâ€™s most sought-after female entrepreneurs. The secret of her journey from poverty to the corner office? The art of persuasion, as she explains with wit and unusual candour in this, her first book.
Blending her own frank and highly entertaining stories with compelling social science, she explains how to persuade both in the boardroom and in everyday life: the crucial importance of a particular kind of listening; how to get people to buy into your ideas; how to attract followers and deal with naysayers; the art of storytelling; how to turn mistakes to your advantage; and how to seize opportunities where others see only roadblocks. Anyone, she believes, can be persuasiveâ€”just look how good we are at persuading ourselves we canâ€™t do things. Using the tricks of her trade and insights from her own fascinating experiences with some of Canadaâ€™s leading companies, Dickinson explains how to master the art of persuasion, without an M.B.A., to achieve maximum success in businessâ€”and in life.
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