The Elements of Power

Lessons on Leadership and Influence

The Elements of Power

Author: Terry R. Bacon
Pub Date: January 2011
Print Edition: $27.95
Print ISBN: 9780814415115
Page Count: 320
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814415122

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Overview

Power comes from within and from without. How to tap its many sources.

What do a person’s knowledge, expressiveness, history, character, and attraction have in common? Or his or her role resources, information, network, and reputation? Each is a key to either personal or organizational power, and together they open the complex combination lock on the door of true leadership and irresistible influence.

The Elements of Power combines the latest research on the nature of power all over the world with a handy self-assessment and invaluable insight into:

• How power works in organizations

• How people use and lose power

• The relationship between power and leadership

• What makes famous people powerful—or what diminishes their power

• Sources of power and how to build each one

• Leading and influencing others more effectively

Complete with “Portraits in Power” examining key business figures and world leaders alike, the full effect is an accessible and unprecedented pipeline to the many sources and types of internal and external power, including the most valuable of all: the power of will.

About the Author

TERRY R. BACON is the founder of Lore International Institute, a widely respected executive development firm recently acquired by Korn/Ferry International. He is now a senior partner in that firm and is the author of many books including What People Want and Powerful Proposals (978-0-8144-7232-3).

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