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The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence by [Dacher Keltner]
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The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence Kindle Edition

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"In twenty original 'power principles', Keltner shows how we can retain power by maintaining a focus on others. By redefining power as the ability to do good, The Power Paradox turns everything we know about influence, status and inequality upside down."

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A revolutionary rethinking of everything we know about power

It shapes every interaction we have, whether we're trying to get a two-year-old to eat green vegetables or ask for a promotion at work. But how do we really gain power? And what does it do to us?

As renowned psychologist Dacher Keltner reveals, the new science of power shows that our Machiavellian view of status is wrong. Influence comes not to those who are ruthless, but to those with socially intelligence and empathy. Yet, ironically, the seductions of success lead us to lose those very qualities that made us powerful in the first place. Keltner draws on fascinating case studies to illuminate this 'power paradox', revealing how it shapes not just companies and elections but everyday relationships. As his myth-busting research shows, power - and powerlessness - distorts our behaviour, affecting whether or not we will have an affair, break the law, drive recklessly or find our purpose in life.

In twenty original 'power principles', Keltner shows how we can retain power by maintaining a focus on others. By redefining power as the ability to do good, The Power Paradox turns everything we know about influence, status and inequality upside down.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 11113 KB
  • Print Length: 167 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0735221286
  • Publisher: Penguin; 01 edition (17 May 2016)
  • Sold by: Penguin UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0186PAI7U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews: 3.9 out of 5 stars95 customer ratings
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #323,943 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jim H
3.0 out of 5 stars Not really about power as the word is commonly understood.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 June 2017
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1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish
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1.0 out of 5 stars To call this "science" is to debase real academics
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2.0 out of 5 stars An optimist's view of power
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nicely written...just not at all true!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very stimulating.
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Harry Stefanakis, Ph.D. (author of CORE Living and Through Silence and Ash)
4.0 out of 5 stars Valuable book for those who wish to empower themselves and others
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eye opener
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Gabs
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book to understand how power is developed and abused
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3.0 out of 5 stars Power-full stuff
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4.0 out of 5 stars You have the power to buy this book....
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5.0 out of 5 stars views power in quite a different and useful light
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3.0 out of 5 stars Power or influence?
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