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The Power Paradox - How We Gain and Lose Influence-logo

The Power Paradox - How We Gain and Lose Influence

Dacher Keltner

A revolutionary and timely reconsideration of everything we know about power. Celebrated UC Berkeley psychologist Dr. Dacher Keltner argues that compassion and selflessness enable us to have the most influence over others and the result is power as a force for good in the world. " It is taken for granted that power corrupts. This is reinforced culturally by everything from Machiavelli to contemporary politics. But how do we get power? And how does it change our behavior? So often, in spite of our best intentions, we lose our hard-won power. Enduring power comes from empathy and giving. Above all, power is given to us by other people. This is what all-too-often we forget, and what Dr. Keltner sets straight. This is the crux of the power paradox: by fundamentally misunderstanding the behaviors that helped us to gain power in the first place we set ourselves up to fall from power. We can't retain power because we've never understood it correctly, until now. Power isn't the capacity to act in cruel and uncaring ways; it is the ability to do good for others, expressed in daily life, and itself a good a thing. " " Dr. Keltner lays out exactly--in twenty original """"Power Principles""""-- how to retain power, why power can be a demonstrably good thing, and the terrible consequences of letting those around us languish in powerlessness. " " *Includes Bonus PDF with�images, graphs, and exercises. " "From the Compact Disc edition."""

A revolutionary and timely reconsideration of everything we know about power. Celebrated UC Berkeley psychologist Dr. Dacher Keltner argues that compassion and selflessness enable us to have the most influence over others and the result is power as a force for good in the world. " It is taken for granted that power corrupts. This is reinforced culturally by everything from Machiavelli to contemporary politics. But how do we get power? And how does it change our behavior? So often, in spite of our best intentions, we lose our hard-won power. Enduring power comes from empathy and giving. Above all, power is given to us by other people. This is what all-too-often we forget, and what Dr. Keltner sets straight. This is the crux of the power paradox: by fundamentally misunderstanding the behaviors that helped us to gain power in the first place we set ourselves up to fall from power. We can't retain power because we've never understood it correctly, until now. Power isn't the capacity to act in cruel and uncaring ways; it is the ability to do good for others, expressed in daily life, and itself a good a thing. " " Dr. Keltner lays out exactly--in twenty original """"Power Principles""""-- how to retain power, why power can be a demonstrably good thing, and the terrible consequences of letting those around us languish in powerlessness. " " *Includes Bonus PDF with�images, graphs, and exercises. " "From the Compact Disc edition."""
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A revolutionary and timely reconsideration of everything we know about power. Celebrated UC Berkeley psychologist Dr. Dacher Keltner argues that compassion and selflessness enable us to have the most influence over others and the result is power as a force for good in the world. " It is taken for granted that power corrupts. This is reinforced culturally by everything from Machiavelli to contemporary politics. But how do we get power? And how does it change our behavior? So often, in spite of our best intentions, we lose our hard-won power. Enduring power comes from empathy and giving. Above all, power is given to us by other people. This is what all-too-often we forget, and what Dr. Keltner sets straight. This is the crux of the power paradox: by fundamentally misunderstanding the behaviors that helped us to gain power in the first place we set ourselves up to fall from power. We can't retain power because we've never understood it correctly, until now. Power isn't the capacity to act in cruel and uncaring ways; it is the ability to do good for others, expressed in daily life, and itself a good a thing. " " Dr. Keltner lays out exactly--in twenty original """"Power Principles""""-- how to retain power, why power can be a demonstrably good thing, and the terrible consequences of letting those around us languish in powerlessness. " " *Includes Bonus PDF with�images, graphs, and exercises. " "From the Compact Disc edition."""

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kaleo Griffith

Length:

4h 37m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:38


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:39


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:29


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:50


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:34


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:33