Duncan has provided practical and impactful advice, and I’ve added to the repertoire of tools I use to navigate daily demands as an IT executive. On par with the best personal development books I’ve read.
Duncan brings a wealth of experience and practicality into the art of connecting with people. Though many books have been written on becoming a great leader, Duncan's formal education in Psychology, NLP, as well as his own personal journey has allowed him to describe techniques, tools, and examples that will help one go through their own journey of internal change. 'Engage' leads one to find a new source of confidence, to mentor/coach, connect, and to always find a middle ground in negotiations in the personal and professional world. It is a book that must not just be read, but studied and practised. If you have been struggling with breaking through some personal/professional barrier, due to your belief that you are more a technical person rather than a people person, this book will give you the tools to carve yourself a path to connecting, leading, getting rapport, empathising, forming habits and internalising behaviours that great leaders possess.
Duncan is a brilliant storyteller (as the video along with this review will attest :>). From an unlikely convergence of skills - dating coach meets C-suite executive trainer - Duncan has really given us a modern day 'How to win friends and influence people'. By teaching the practical skills of how to read people and deliver the right signals, Engage is destined to become a 'digitally dog-eared' feature of many an audiobook library.
This book has been fantastic in building relationships and rapport with all in my life, especially the stoic boss. Great tips on how to reach agreement and sell your ideas. You will get the most out of your staff if you are likeable. It has helped me hone my people skills which only strengthen my expertise as a leader.