"This book will give you a step by step method that uses time-tested psychological techniques and methods of persuasion developed by sales and business people to help you build your plan to get the influence you desire to get where you want to go in life yet maintain a good guy attitude and protect yourself from those who might use you."

A book of less than 50 pages of text, it relates ways to help in developing and utilizing both professional and personal relationships. In the introduction the author explores success, competition, controlling the environment, and how to build a better life for yourself and others. This is followed by ten chapters that explore issues such as finding people who will help you succeed, applying knowledge, influencing key people, being a self starter, recognizing the hallmarks of control, and achieving personal security. Other chapters include power plays, following through and delivering goods, the “Three-Legged Stool” regarding delivering the product or service, and developing a personal touch. What is missing is information about the author and his expertise in these areas.

This is a quick study in exploring two elements of achievement, success and happiness. Finding key people and gathering information on these people is a starting point in working with the top employees. Basic, helpful skills are explored, such as setting goals, recognizing roadblocks, using your talents, and accepting your limitations. The most informative chapter discusses twenty-eight points of being a self-starter. There is also a focus on using your key players. As Fielek states, "Once you help a person solves [sic] a problem that has vexed them, you'll not only gained [sic] stature with these people, but they will be in your debt." Likewise, he suggests, "Be a leader who leads to control people." Yet the book also relates the importance of establishing positive relationships with others, based on caring about them, which appears to contradict the focus on control. Because of the editing errors, the important messages of the book may be lost.

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