The path toward ethical, authentic, and effective use of power is illuminated in this comprehensive crash course in developing external authority, navigating high-power roles and responsibilities, and finding personal power. The book combines cutting-edge psychological theory with practical exercises, stories, and examples from the author’s experiences as a leadership coach and consultant to provide readers with the tools and instructions to find their unique map of powers. From bosses to parents, politicians to protesters, power rests in the hands of everyone, everywhere.
Power A User’s Guide
Why do some people abuse power while others don’t?
From bosses to parents, politicians to protesters, power is in the hands of everyone, everywhere. And yet we struggle to use and understand it. We need a better approach to power. People want to use their power more effectively, to make an impact, to work across difference, and to solve our complex social problems. But when we use power poorly, those around us suffer and become disengaged. As a result, we lose their valuable contributions.
This book synthesizes executive coach Julie Diamond’s interactions with leaders around the world. It’s a guide for everyone in every position of authority. Think of it as a “driver’s ed” for power, designed to help you discover and use your power fully, creatively, and responsibly. It will teach you how to develop your authority and find the inner strength within: your personal power.