3 out of 4 stars
Share This Review
The art of influencing project success, by Nicholas Ferguson, is about how one can empower their work team to carry out their projects successfully, whether they are working from the office or home. It shows how this empowerment can make their projects to be completed in good time. In an extensive manner, it tells how you can make your employees or team stay focused on their work.
In a unique way, this book reveals how a corporate leader or members of a work team, even in difficult situations, can focus on what "feels better" to become highly productive. It contains ideas that can help them to achieve their project goals, including how they can reduce stress and be more hopeful. In summary, it provides many ways in which one can use to get their employees to work faster and speed up their projects.
Providing intriguing and enlightening quotes by famous people, this fast-paced book unveils how to improve leadership skills. It's easy to read, giving some interesting examples. It'll be a good read for corporate executives at this time, particularly those who have teams working from home. It'll help them to improve their work performance and quality.
However, the publication is heavy. The author used a lot of physics concepts, such as Newton's laws of motion, thermodynamics, momentum, mass and so on, to share his views, and that makes the book read like a textbook. Though readers with knowledge about physics will follow and enjoy it, those who don't have such knowledge will find themselves lost while reading it.
Furthermore, the book tells about consciousness, meditation, and perspectives. Whereas the author included a couple of personal stories, the book would have been more engaging if he added more stories to illustrate his points. It contains more theoretical explanations than practical ones, which made it tedious for me. Regarding profanity, I noticed just a couple of profane words, and there are no sex scenes.
Altogether, I rate The art of influencing project success 3 out of 4 stars. I didn't rate it lower because it's enlightening and well edited, though I saw a couple of errors, involving a missing word and subject-verb disagreement. Besides, I noticed that the e-reader which I used in reading it scrambled some words, but I didn't count them as errors. Again, I couldn't give it a higher rating because I couldn't relate to some of the author's views, since they were based mainly on physics.
The art of influencing project success
View: on Bookshelves | on Amazon