Book Review: ‘Influence Is Your Superpower’ by Zoe Chance

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Book Title: Influence Is Your Superpower: The Science of Winning Hearts, Sparking Change, and Making Good Things Happen
Author: Zoe Chance
Publisher: Vermilion
Number of Pages: 304
ISBN: 978-1785042386
Date Published: Jan. 05, 2023
Price: INR 345

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Book Review

Influence Is Your Superpower: The Science of Winning Hearts, Sparking Change, and Making Good Things Happen” by Zoe Chance is a thought-provoking and practical handbook that provides readers with the tools and tactics they need to have a good and ethical impact on others. As a Yale School of Management professor and renowned behavioural scientist, Chance uses her social psychology, behavioural economics, and neuroscience expertise to investigate the science of influence and deliver actionable ideas for success.

The book digs into the subconscious aspects of human conduct and communication, shedding light on the secrets of successful influence. The author emphasises the necessity of knowing others and customising our messaging to their needs. Rather than using deceptive techniques, she advocates for an ethical approach to influence that seeks to promote meaningful and contagious change.

Influence Is Your Superpower” is divided into whole and half chapters and covers a variety of influence-related subjects such as charisma, resistance, bargaining, and desire. Each chapter is loaded with exciting tales and is supported by cutting-edge research, making the content engaging and grounded in evidence-based conclusions.

The book’s strength resides in its usefulness. Chance provides readers with concrete ideas and approaches that may be used in various circumstances, from personal relationships to business settings. Whether you are a leader aiming to inspire your team or an individual hoping to improve your persuasive abilities, this book will help you grasp the invisible forces that shape human behaviour.
Furthermore, Chance’s writing style is interesting and approachable, making complicated subjects simple to comprehend. She integrates scholarly research with accessible experiences, keeping readers engrossed throughout the book.

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Influence Is Your Superpower” is recommended for people interested in enhancing their capacity to influence others positively and ethically. It offers a comprehensive exploration of the science behind influence and practical tools and strategies for creating meaningful change in various aspects of life. The book by Zoe Chance is an empowering resource that can assist individuals and leaders in realising their full potential and positively impacting the world around them.

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