Summary of Power
Copyright © 2010 by Jeffrey Pfeffer
Published by arrangement with HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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If power corrupts, why does everyone lust after it and worship those who have it? Power – used wisely – can keep you healthy, make you rich and let you achieve great things for humanity. Jeffrey Pfeffer, a professor of organizational behavior, explains why seeking power is in your best interest and shows you how to attain power and keep it. He debunks the objections you usually hear from the powerless and the powerful alike. He lays out a step-by-step guide on how to start building your power, what you’ll need and, most important, what it’ll cost you to achieve. getAbstract recommends Pfeffer’s somewhat-less-than-Machiavellian, but still useful, book to anyone who ever has felt powerless in work or in life and wants to power up.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why you should pursue power,
- How to develop and wield power, and
- How to handle challenges to your power.
About the Author
Jeffrey Pfeffer is a professor of organizational behavior at Stanford University.