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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.
©2011 Terry R. Bacon Ph.D (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp
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Critic Reviews

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)
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