Power

Why Some People Have It - and Others Don't

Power

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Power

Power

Why Some People Have It - and Others Don't

Audio Retail Digital

01/18/2011

496 minutes

9781611200430

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Brimming with counterintuitive advice, numerous examples from various countries, and surprising findings, this groundbreaking guide reveals the strategies and tactics that separate the winners from the losers. Power is a force that can be used and harnessed not only for individual gain but also for the benefit of organizations and society. Power, however, is not something that can be learned from those in charge - their advice often puts a rosy spin on their ascent and focuses on what should have worked, rather than what actually did. Instead, Pfeffer reveals the true paths to power and career success. Iconoclastic and grounded in the realpolitik of human interaction, Power is an essential organizational survival manual and a new standard in the field of leadership and management.

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[Academics and consultants] have an interest in presenting business as a rational enterprise...This leaves the analysis of power to retired businesspeople...(who strive to present themselves as business geniuses rather than Machiavellis) and practicing snake-oil salesmen...Jeffrey Pfeffer of Stanford Business School is an exception to this rule., The Economist

Brimming with frank, realistic insights on paths to the top, this book offers unexpected - and aggressive - directions on how to advance and flourish in an ever-more competitive workplace., Publishers Weekly

[Power] will help you get comfortable with challenging assumptions and lingering on the pause... [Pfeffer] draws on a wealth of social-science and psychology research., Inc. Magazine

[Power] ought to be required reading for would-be leaders...[E]xcellent., Financial Times

...a highly effective lesson on acquiring, using, and keeping power in organizational settings...[David Drummond's] narration is engaged and genuine...a well-delineated reality check for executives with frustrated ambitions and stalled careers., AudioFile Magazine

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