I highly recommend Spiral Impact: The Power to Get It Done with Grace [Black Belt Edition] to executive leadership, middle managers and sales personnel. When one applies the concepts in this book he/she will bring out the best in others. Moreover, I believe Spiral Impact will help bring out the best in the reader.
The author applies Aikido, a modern Japanese martial art, concepts to the challenges and conflicts experienced in one’s personal life, as well as the business world. Aikido concepts like Hard Eyes/Soft Eyes, The Truth is in the Feet, Keep Moving and Bending Your Knees, Connect and Blend and Developing Centering are discussed. In addition to explaining the Aikido concepts, the author provides relevant personal and business examples.
Early in the book the author explains her Spiral Impact Model. This model consists of four quadrants: Knowledge, Focused Energy, Support and Intention. She effectively demonstrates how to quadrant shift in order to start moving again when one becomes stuck. As a person who becomes stuck more than I care to admit, I see direct application of the Spiral Impact Model in order to help me start moving again and regain my momentum. Maintaining momentum in life and our jobs is a key ingredient in the ability to get things done.
Later in Spiral Impact, the author introduces her Decision-Making Map. This instrument could have saved me from making some colossal mistakes in the past. Unfortunately, I had to learn the hard way. Moving forward, I am definitely adding it to my life’s tool kit.
It took the author 14 years of going three times a week to attend Aikido sessions before she tested for her black belt. That’s what I call commitment. Not just a commitment to earn a Black Belt, but, a commitment to the process of perfecting Aikido concepts and movements. It is that same type of commitment to a process that the reader will need in order to reap the maximum benefits from this book. It is a daily commitment to the process of applying these concepts at home and work. I am convinced that if one commits to the daily process of mastering the concepts in Spiral Impact, then one day he/she will receive the greatest reward possible: the personal satisfaction of knowing you did your best to become the best you could become.
I hope you enjoy reading Spiral Impact: The Power to Get It Done with Grace [Black Belt Edition] as much as I did.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3065 KB
- Print Length: 164 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Niche Pressworks (2 March 2020)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B085DX6HJZ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 11 customer ratings