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Brimming with counterintuitive advice, numerous examples from various countries, and surprising findings, this groundbreaking guide reveals the strategies and tactics that separate the winners from the losers. Power is a force that can be used and harnessed not only for individual gain but also for the benefit of organizations and society. Power, however, is not something that can be learned from those in charge ? their advice often puts a rosy spin on their ascent and focuses on what should have worked, rather ...

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Overview

Brimming with counterintuitive advice, numerous examples from various countries, and surprising findings, this groundbreaking guide reveals the strategies and tactics that separate the winners from the losers. Power is a force that can be used and harnessed not only for individual gain but also for the benefit of organizations and society. Power, however, is not something that can be learned from those in charge — their advice often puts a rosy spin on their ascent and focuses on what should have worked, rather than what actually did. Instead, Pfeffer reveals the true paths to power and career success. Iconoclastic and grounded in the realpolitik of human interaction, Power is an essential organizational survival manual and a new standard in the field of leadership and management.

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"Brimming with frank, realistic insights on paths to the top, this book offers unexpected - and aggressive - directions on how to advance and flourish in an ever-more competitive workplace." - Publishers Weekly

"...a highly effective lesson on acquiring, using, and keeping power in organizational settings...[David Drummond’s] narration is engaged and genuine...a well-delineated reality check for executives with frustrated ambitions and stalled careers." - AudioFile Magazine

"[Academics and consultants] have an interest in presenting business as a rational enterprise...This leaves the analysis of power to retired businesspeople...(who strive to present themselves as business geniuses rather than Machiavellis) and practicing snake-oil salesmen...Jeffrey Pfeffer of Stanford Business School is an exception to this rule." - The Economist

"[Power] ought to be required reading for would-be leaders...[E]xcellent." - Financial Times

"[Power] will help you get comfortable with challenging assumptions and lingering on the pause...[Pfeffer] draws on a wealth of social-science and psychology research." - Inc.

"Pfeffer [blends] academic rigor and practical genius into wonderfully readable text. The leading thinker on the topic of power, Pfeffer here distills his wisdom into an indispensable guide." - Jim Collins, author Good to Great and How the Mighty Fall

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611200225
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media
  • Publication date: 1/18/2011
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 1,447,409
  • Product dimensions: 6.45 (w) x 5.48 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, where he has taught since 1979. He is the author or coauthor of thirteen books, and has also held visiting professorships at the Harvard Business School, London Business School, IESE Business School in Spain, and other institutions.

 

READER BIO

David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, appearing on stages large and small throughout the country. He has narrated over thirty audiobooks in genres ranging from current political commentary to historical nonfiction and thrillers to humor. He received an AudioFile Earphones Award for his first audiobook, Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay. When not narrating, David keeps busy writing plays and stories for children.

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