Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Path to Power from a Leader in Management Theory

Power: Why Some People Have It—and Others Don't by Jeffrey PfefferNearly two decades after the release of Managing with Power, Jeffrey Pfeffer revisits the topic that he is well known for. Power: Why Some People Have It—and Others Don’t combines the advice of Pfeffer—named one of the top ten management gurus in the country by the Wall Street Journal—with surprising research to show students how to succeed and wield power in the real world.

Pointing out the common pitfalls on the path to success, Power reveals that most people often don’t have a realistic understanding of what makes some more successful than others. With advice that seems to work against reason—such as the suggestion that one can’t learn about power from those already in charge—one of the leading business school professors in the country identifies very realistic steps and ways of thought that can lead to success and acquisition of power. This primer is an organizational survival manual that provides a fresh and practical guide to obtaining power and achieving success.

Praise for Power:

“The leading thinker on the topic of power, Pfeffer here distills his wisdom into an indispensable guide.” — Jim Collins, author of Good to Great and How the Mighty Fall

"Forget everything you've read in best sellers about quiet competence and servant leadership. In Power, Stanford University professor Jeffrey Pfeffer offers an unsentimental blueprint for getting noticed and achieving high goals." — BizEd Magazine Review

If you would like to consider Power for one of your classes, please order an examination copy. If you've already decided to require this book, please request a desk copy.

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