Author : Dacher Keltner
Category : Psychology
Publisher : Penguin UK
ISBN : 9781846146961
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 304

A revolutionary rethinking of everything we know about power It shapes every interaction we have, whether we're trying to get a two-year-old to eat green vegetables or ask for a promotion at work. But how do we really gain power? And what does it do to us? As renowned psychologist Dacher Keltner reveals, the new science of power shows that our Machiavellian view of status is wrong. Influence comes not to those who are ruthless, but to those with socially intelligence and empathy. Yet, ironically, the seductions of success lead us to lose those very qualities that made us powerful in the first place. Keltner draws on fascinating case studies to illuminate this 'power paradox', revealing how it shapes not just companies and elections but everyday relationships. As his myth-busting research shows, power - and powerlessness - distorts our behaviour, affecting whether or not we will have an affair, break the law, drive recklessly or find our purpose in life. In twenty original 'power principles', Keltner shows how we can retain power by maintaining a focus on others. By redefining power as the ability to do good, The Power Paradox turns everything we know about influence, status and inequality upside down.

Author : PenZen Summaries
Category : Study Aids
Publisher : by Mocktime Publication
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 14

The summary of The Power Paradox – How We Gain and Lose Influence presented here include a short review of the book at the start followed by quick overview of main points and a list of important take-aways at the end of the summary. The Summary of In order to investigate the workings of power, The Power Paradox utilises a vast amount of information gleaned from a variety of social-science studies conducted over the course of the previous two decades. Dr. Dacher Keltner gets to the bottom of what it means to have power in day-to-day life, discusses the reasons why so many people lose and abuse their power, and explains how power can be used to make the world a better place. The Power Paradox summary includes the key points and important takeaways from the book The Power Paradox by Dacher Keltner. Disclaimer: 1. This summary is meant to preview and not to substitute the original book. 2. We recommend, for in-depth study purchase the excellent original book. 3. In this summary key points are rewritten and recreated and no part/text is directly taken or copied from original book. 4. If original author/publisher wants us to remove this summary, please contact us at

Author : Nina Rosoff
Category : Business & Economics
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781136707773
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 235

Leaders’ actions can have consequences opposite to those they intend. These unintentional results are difficult to detect, understand, and change. Consequently, leaders’ actions tend to persist resulting in further unexpected outcomes. This can create a vicious cycle of leadership failure. With all their best efforts, strategic, financial, scenario, human capital and operational plans in place, they fail. Unaware, they self-sabotage and sabotage others; again, the result is unintended consequences, no matter how hard they try. This book gives a glimpse into why and how this happens, and what to do about it. Understanding the Power of Paradox can empower leaders in uncertain times. Paradox reveals uncertainty giving leaders room to breathe and time to think, better able to deal with ambiguity and manage complexity, no longer stymied. Learning to think differently and behave with capabilities, you already have, more resilient, adaptive and flexible leaders execute conscious actions effectively, inspire and empower others, creating the consequences they intend, successful Protean Leaders.

Author : Van Jackson
Category : History
Publisher : Yale University Press
ISBN : 9780300257281
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 308

A new history of Asian peace since 1979 that considers America's paradoxical role After more than a century of recurring conflict, the countries of the Asia-Pacific region have managed something remarkable: avoiding war among nations. Since 1979, Asia has endured threats, near-miss crises, and nuclear proliferation but no interstate war. How fragile is this "Asian peace," and what is America's role in it? Van Jackson argues that because Washington takes for granted that the United States is a force for good, successive presidencies have failed to see how their statecraft impedes more durable forms of security and inadvertently embrittles peace. At times, the United States has been the region's bulwark against instability, but America has been a threat to Asian peace as much as it has been its guarantor. By grappling with how America fits into the Asian story, Jackson shows how regional stability has diminished because of U.S. choices, and why America's margin for geopolitical error is less now than ever before.

Author : W. Brewster Willcox
Category : Science
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
ISBN : 9781469196732
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 79

One thing this book is not is a tightly-reasoned argument that leads the reader inevitably to the books main thesis. It is rather, like its cover, a collage. It is a hundredmore or less observations into what is deep and meaningful in life, the reality around us, that gives the impression that reality is in fact a paradox, a friendly paradox. The book looks at theology, baseball, mathematics and the Bible. And it talks a lot about particle physics and quantum mechanics. Youll notice that it fails to mention rock stars and reality TV.

Author : Markus Locker
Category : Philosophy
Publisher : BRILL
ISBN : 9789004398245
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 233

In this book, Markus Locker demonstrates that the paradox behind each truth claim opens a channel of communication of truths.

Author : Martin Schoenhals
Category : Social Science
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781134943418
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 208

This text provides an ethnography of a Chinese middle school based on fieldwork conducted in 1988 to 1989. It provides a way of looking at classroom and societal interactions in terms of the interplay among criticism, face and shame.

Author : T. V. Paul
Category : Political Science
Publisher : Stanford University Press
ISBN : 9780804750172
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 400

Since the sudden disappearance of the Soviet Union, many scholars have argued that the balance of power theory is losing its relevance. This text examines this viewpoint, as well as looking at systematic factors that may hinder or favour the return of balance of power politics.

Author : C. Geoghegan
Category : Commercial correspondence, French
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 0415002435
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 361

Author : Anna Bennett
Category : Power (Philosophy)
Publisher :
ISBN : OCLC:1090052638
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 0