Description for Infectious: How to Connect Deeply and Unleash the Energetic Leader Within
Technology has transformed the way we communicate. We send and receive more and more emails every day. We text. We tweet. We have reduced our communications down to efficient sound bites—and at the same time, many of us seem to know less and less about how to connect. Deeply, profoundly connect.
In Infectious, acclaimed performance coach Achim Nowak introduces the reader to his powerful four Levels of Connection. Tested and honed through fifteen years of coaching senior-level executives around the globe, Nowak’s techniques instantly transform the skills taught in traditional business communication and NLP programs. People who connect deeply with others connect on four levels: They shape conversations with effortless grace, and they play consciously with the unspoken elements of a connection—personal power, intention, and energy. The result? Infectious connections that accelerate personal success!
Infectious offers simple language cues that deepen and shift the art of conversation. It breaks the idea of power into five tangible plugs that we can turn to—and turn on. These plugs recharge the quality of our connection with anyone we meet. It shows how we can clarify our intentions, and how this clarification immediately fosters a more potent connection. Finally, this book demystifies the experience of energy—the deepest of the four levels, and the root of any connection. It looks at how we access our energy. Remove energy blocks. Play with energy and own it.
This highly practical book reshapes the hidden forces of a connection into simple, step-by-step actions. Apply the tools of Infectious and generate your own infectious connections!
About Achim Nowak
Achim Nowak is a performance coach and author who has inspired Fortune 500 executives around the globe. Influens, the international training and coaching firm he founded in Miami, has guided thousands of leaders from organizations such as Dover Corporation, Genzyme, and HSBC Bank to better connect and be more influential. His first book, Power Speaking (Allworth Press), remains an indispensable reference tool for professionals at every organizational level. Nowak’s work has been featured on 60 Minutes, CNN, NPR, and in the Miami Herald.
“Nowak talks convincingly about how successful entrepreneurs connect deeply with others at the highest of four levels, with less effort and more results. We are all human, and we need good relationships to be healthy and happy. Maybe it’s time to take a hard look at your people connections, and use these tips to kick your results up a notch.” (Forbes.com)
“A plethora of stories from his clients make the lessons simple to grasp, and his emphasis on communicating genuinely, rather than faking comfort with others, is highly appealing. Nowak’s tone is upbeat and encouraging; his appeal to ‘rejoice!’ in the ability to work together with others will be a welcome exhortation for readers looking to make their business or social encounters more real and more productive.” (Publishers Weekly)