It’s the subject that rules our working lives—yet one most of us would rather avoid, deny, or fight. The subject is power, and renowned management thinker and researcher Jeffrey Pfeffer has literally written the book on understanding it, winning it (and keeping it), and wielding it for positive impact: Power—Why Some People Have it and Others Don’t. In this rigorous, refreshing, and brutally honest conversation with MIX founder Gary Hamel, Pfeffer will unpack the nuances of organizational power, offer up big-picture insights on our relationship with power, and share practical tactics for acting powerfully and winning at work. The author of thirteen research-based books on performance, power, and people at work, Pfeffer has taught a class at Stanford on power and organizational politics since 1979.
Jeff and Gary will discuss (and invite questions on) such topics as:
Is power passé? What does it mean to win power and influence people in the Collaborative Age?
The relationship between job performance, personal success and organizational greatness
Power rules: counterintuitive advice, surprising research findings, and down-to-earth tactics and strategies for winning and keeping power
The price of power: if everybody knows the rules of power, why do so few people follow them?
How do you harness power not just for individual gain but for positive change in organizations and wider world?
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