How do you engage a powerhouse leader in a way that produces your desired outcome? Influencing Powerful People empowers you with twelve rules for effectively influencing corporate executives, demanding clients, prominent industry figures, aggressive competitors, and anyone else who wields power over others. An internationally renowned corporate director and coach, Dirk Schlimm has worked closely with Peter Drucker, Jim Collins, Michael Porter, and Howard Dean to name just a few of the many heavyweights he has dealt with on a one-to-one basis. Here he reveals all his secrets, so you can gain the support of, sell ideas to, or simply earn the respect of the luminaries in your life. Influencing Powerful People provides 12 simple rules for commanding those in command, including: Adopting the helper paradigm Countering ego with humility Meeting power with influence Doing what they can t Guarding your independence Being an effective counter-weight You have more control than you realize. it's just a matter of knowing how to use it. Influencing Powerful People has what you need to play for keeps in the big leagues.