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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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

PREFACE ix

INTRODUCTION 1

PART I: PERSONAL POWER SOURCES 21

CHAPTER 1: Shakespeare Ate Bacon: The Power of Knowledge 23

CHAPTER 2: Mr. Obama Goes to Washington: The Power of Eloquence 46

CHAPTER 3: People Are Strange: The Power of Relationships 70

CHAPTER 4: You Like Me! You Really Like Me!: The Power of Attraction 90

CHAPTER 5: A Diamond Scratching Every Other Stone: The Power of Character 113

PART II: SOURCES OF ORGANIZATIONAL POWER 129

CHAPTER 6: Hail to the Chief: The Power of Role and Resources 131

CHAPTER 7: Information Wants to Be Free: The Power of Information 152

CHAPTER 8: It’s Who You Know: The Power of Networking 174

CHAPTER 9: The Tree and Its Shadow: The Power of Reputation 195

CHAPTER 10: Organized Rivalry in the Monster’s Den: Power in Organizations 216

PART III: THE WILL TO POWER 245

CHAPTER 11: First Steps Down New Roads: The Power of Will 247

CHAPTER 12: Increasing Your Voltage: How to Become More Powerful 255

NOTES 283

INDEX 293

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 305

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