Making a Lasting Impact, The Encore Effect by Mark Sanborn
I don’t post a lot about writing and reading anymore on this blog (though I’m thinking I should more) but now and then a topic or book will catch my fancy and I just have to mention it. Such is the case with Mark Sanborn’s book The Encore Effect. In Ecclesiastes 9:10 “The Preacher” says, Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might. That is the essence of Mark’s book.
This little book (just 150 pages) is an easy read and packed with useful and inspiring information positioned to help you answer one question: Is your performance remarkable or routine? By performance Mark means “whatever your hand finds to do.”
All of life is a stage, right? Does the way you perform your work/ministry/duties/hobbies/etc. leave people wanting more, an encore performance? Do you live in such a way that what you do really matters and people stand up and take notice?
This is recommended reading for anyone who wants to make an impact with his or her life.
Here’s a little about the book from the publisher:
Everyone wants to make a difference in the world, but most have no idea how to maximize their impact. In The Encore Effect, best-selling author and leadership expert Mark Sanborn provides the answer. He leads readers in six practices that will move them beyond excellence to distinction and from mundane to memorable. These principles guide readers to draw on their passion and devote themselves to preparation, practice, presentation, polishing, and finally, avoiding pitfalls. When readers follow these principles they will find that people are attracted to them. More importantly, they’ll find that they now have an influence over others that can impact lives for eternity.
By following the six principles of The Encore Effect, readers can:
Deliver a remarkable performance in everything they do.
Elevate the performance of the people they lead and influence.
Extend and deepen the impact they have on others—even for eternity.
And a little about the author, Mark Sanborn:
Mark Sanborn is the best-selling author of The Fred Factor and You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader. An internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, Sanborn is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio for leadership development. Having served as president of two national organizations, he regularly keynotes meetings in the United States and abroad—speaking on leadership, team building, customer service, and mastering change. He and his family live near Denver, Colorado.
Order The Encore Effect on Amazon.com.