Buy a signed copy of Lou Russell's newest project management book. It's a project management OREO - two cookies of project management technique with a creamy filling of influencing skills!
Managing Projects offers a hands-on resource for building practical competencies for anyone who must manage one or more small- to mid-size projects. The book is filled with targeted processes, tools, techniques, and influencing skills that address the more difficult "people" side of project management. The author shows how to: influence stakeholders 360 degrees around you; encourage accountability from others who do not work for you and have plenty of projects to juggle without adding your priority; negotiate time, cost, quality, and scope with executives; and courageously tell the truth and get the help you need early enough.
Get more info at Wiley's special Managing Projects Webpage.