Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact, by Nick Morgan
I’ve been facing a highly political situation at work lately and picked up this book thinking it might help give me an idea or approach to try. What I found was a much broader book about how we each can better utilize our subconscious mind to be more efficient.
This is not the kind of book you will read and walk away with a few tips you can put into practice. It is more like going back to school. As you learn a new concept, you will need to put the book down for a period of time and put what you’ve learned into practice in your own life. Only after incorporating what you’ve learned will you be ready to pick the book back up and start working on the next lesson.
There is a lot of brain science in the book, but it is presented in a manner that doesn’t require that you have a PhD. In addition, anyone who has to communicate in their job (and who doesn’t?) can learn a lot from the last chapter: Community and Communication.