The Elements of Power

Lessons on Leadership and Influence

The Elements of Power

Author: Terry R. Bacon
Pub Date: January 2011
Print Edition: $21.95
Print ISBN: 9780814437285
Page Count: 320
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814415122

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Do you have the power to get things done?

Your ability to lead and influence others is based on your power. Power is a complex combination of one’s knowledge, expressiveness, history, character, and attraction, as well as one’s resources, position, network, and reputation. Understanding the sources of power and knowing how to amass it is the ultimate key to success.

Drawn from groundbreaking research on the very nature of power, The Elements of Power examines how people use and lose power, how power works in organizations, and the relationship between power and leadership. Complete with a handy self-assessment, this fascinating book is an essential tool you can leverage to motivate, influence, and inspire others, and to achieve greatness in every realm of your life.

Advance praise for The Elements of Power:

The Elements of Power does an exceptional job of explaining the critical sources of power in any type of organization, how to build power, and how easy it is to diminish power once it is established. Through tangible examples, this book provides ways to better identify and understand how to fundamentally strengthen one’s organizational impact at all levels.” — Vicki Rawlinson, Global Head HR Oncology, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

“Terry Bacon breaks down the sources of power and influence at a very granular level, allowing readers greater insight into both sides of the ‘Midas Touch’—use and abuse.” — Rahm Sitaraman, EAG Franchise Leadership Development Director, Coca-Cola

“If you’ve ever wished that someone would pull back the curtain so you could learn from the use (or abuse) of power by the likes of Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Eliot Spitzer, Indra Nooyi, Rahm Emanuel, Warren Buffett, and Jeff Bezos, your wish has been granted. The Elements of Power neatly dissects the art and science of influence and leadership as practiced by leaders from every part of the globe.” — Tom Connellan, bestselling author of Inside the Magic Kingdom

“Terry Bacon brings his deep knowledge and a wonderful, wide-ranging sense of curiosity to breaking down this abstract concept—power—into easily understood parts. All readers, but especially business executives, will come away with an invaluable understanding of what power cells are inside their personal battery packs and how to keep them fully charged.” — Gary Burnison, CEO, Korn/Ferry International

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