If you want to “change lives, change organizations, change the world,” the Stanford business school’s motto, you need power.
Is power the last dirty secret or the secret to success? Both. While power carries some negative connotations, power is a tool that can be used for good or evil. Don’t blame the tool for how some people used it.
If fully understood and harnessed effectively, power skills and understanding become the keys to increasing salaries, job satisfaction, career advancement, organizational change, and, happiness. In 7 Rules of Power, Jeffrey Pfeffer, professor of organizational behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business, provides the insights that have made both his online and on-campus classes incredibly popular — with life-changing results often achieved in eight or ten weeks.