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The Elements of Power: Lessons on Leadership and Influence

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497 pages6 hours

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Having been named one of the top thinkers on leadership in the world, author Terry Bacon uses his years of experience as the former CEO of a global consulting firm to share insights about power and leadership with up-and-coming influencers. In Elements of Power, he teaches readers how things like their own knowledge, expressiveness, history, character, network, and reputation can open the complex combination lock to true leadership and irresistible influence. Whether you’re interested in taking on a more substantial role in your professional or personal life, these tools already at your disposal are the key to achieving success. Applying the latest research on the nature of power all over the world, this invaluable guide shows readers how power works in organizations, how people use and lose power, the relationship between power and leadership, what makes famous people powerful, and how to lead and influence others more effectively. Complete with examinations of key business figures and world leaders and a handy self-assessment tool, Elements of Power offers an accessible and unprecedented pipeline to the many sources and types of internal and external power and provides insights on how to leverage each and how to exert the most important power of all: the power of will.

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