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Quiet Influence by Jennifer B. Kahnweiler

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Chapter 5Quiet Influence Strength #2: Preparation

“Intuition is critical in everything you do but without relentless preparation everything you do is meaningless.”

Tim Cook, CEO, Apple

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Jake is an introspective associate director of English for a large educational nonprofit organization. Recognized as a highly effective manager, Jake fits the bill as a Quiet Influencer. The Quiet Influence strength that has become his signature quality: Preparation.

Take how he handled this challenge as an example. In the testing phase of a new teacher-training program, Jake needed to convince a significant number of regional partner agencies to persuade their ...

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