Think about the influence you have today. You significantly influence your spouse and your children. You influence your co-workers, peers, subordinates, and your boss. You can even influence others you meet for the very first time. Is it a good idea to make sure you are a good influence in all these lives? Would you like to become a more influential person; to have an impact on what other people think and choose to do? There are many ways you can do just that, and you can do it in a positive manner that brings good things for everyone involved. What we think about determines our beliefs, our beliefs drive our behavior, and our behavior drives others' perception of us. And it's others' perception of us that determines what influence we can have with them. What we think about, we will become. In Practical Influence, R. Morris Sims introduces general principles of influence, which can be applied to any situation, as well as principles for business, and for families and personal relationships. Each chapter introduces specific concepts and learning points, and offers action assignments to put the theories into use. In breezy, cheerfully matter-of-fact, commonsense fashion, Sims teaches easily implementable skills and strategies to help readers make more positive impacts at home and at work.