Kinds of Power: A Guide to Its Intelligent Uses

Kinds of Power: A Guide to Its Intelligent Uses

by James Hillman
     
 

In the boldest expose on the nature of power since  Machiavelli, celebrated Jungian therapist James  Hillman shows how the artful leader uses each of two  dozen kinds of power with finesse and subtlety.  Power, we often forget, has many faces, many  different expressions. "Empowerment," writes  best… See more details below

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In the boldest expose on the nature of power since  Machiavelli, celebrated Jungian therapist James  Hillman shows how the artful leader uses each of two  dozen kinds of power with finesse and subtlety.  Power, we often forget, has many faces, many  different expressions. "Empowerment," writes  best-selling Jungian analyst James Hillman,  "comes from understanding the widest spectrum of  possibilities for embracing power." If food  means only meat and potatoes, your body suffers from  your ignorance. When your idea of food expands, so  does your strength. So it is with power.  "James Hillman," says Robert Bly, "is the  most lively and original psychologist we have had  in America since William James." In  Kinds Of Power, Hillman addresses  himself for the first time to a subject of great  interest to business people. He gives much needed  substance to the subject by showing us a broad  experience of power, rooted in the body, the rnind, and the  emotions, rather than the customary narrow  interpretation that simply equates power with strength.  Hillman's "anatomy" of power explores  two dozen expressions of power every artful leader  must understand and use, including: the language of  power, control, influence, resistance, leadership,  prestige, authority, exhibitionism, charisma,  ambition, reputation, fearsomeness, tyranny, purism,  subtle power, growth, and efficiency.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385489676
Publisher:
The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
486,945
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

Opening the Book1
Pt. 1The Changing Heroics of Power25
Efficiency33
Growth45
Service66
Maintenance83
Pt. 2Styles of Power93
The Language of Power95
Control109
Office116
Prestige120
Exhibitionism125
Ambition131
Reputation135
Influence141
Resistance144
Leadership148
Concentration156
Authority160
Persuasion167
Charisma172
Rising176
Decision180
Fearsomeness185
Tyranny189
Veto196
Purism199
Subtle Power204
Pt. 3Myths of Power - Power of Myths217
Closing: On Power and Powers243
Index251

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