Spheres of Influence

How to Create and Nurture Authentic Business Relationships

Non-Fiction - Business/Finance
208 Pages
Reviewed on 02/04/2024
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Reviewed by Courtnee Turner Hoyle for Readers' Favorite

Designed to help emerging leaders, Brad Englert discusses the need for good business relationships inside and outside a company in his book, Spheres of Influence. Englert explains how to understand business needs while managing them efficiently and investing in the outcome. In two parts, he covers internal relationships with individuals, like your executive leaders, boss, and staff, and external connections, such as customers, peers, influencers, and vendor partners. With examples from his encounters, Englert describes what you can expect from a good business relationship and the signs that point to a less-than-ideal connection. The author emphasizes key points at the end of each chapter, noting an almost symbiotic relationship between employees and their leaders.

Brad Englert has delivered a strategic book in a conversational format that you can read by chapter or from start to finish. Englert teaches how to establish connections that are not one-sided by articulating your expectations, learning from feedback and performance reports, and ways to establish yourself while maintaining a work-life balance. His step-by-step guidance and book recommendations will strengthen your skills and sharpen your perspective. The author relates stories from his decades of experience, helping readers relate to the real-world application of his advice and turn it into authentic professional ties. Englert presents examples that may sound similar to your interactions with colleagues or associates, but each instance offers the opportunity to learn and adapt to make you outshine expectations. Spheres of Influence is a great selection for readers interested in gaining and maintaining steady and mutually profitable business relationships.