Power

CoachXConversation: Jeffrey Pfeffer on Coaching the "7 Rules of Power"

Is power the 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 have used it....

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Webinar: Coaching the Seven Rules of Power

If you want to “change lives, change organizations, change the world,” per the Stanford business school’s motto, you need power. Is power the dirty secret or the secret to success? Both....

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7 Rules of Power: Surprising--but True--Advice on How to Get Things Done and Advance Your Career

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.  ...

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New Directions for Organization Theory: Problems and Prospects

In New Directions for Organization Theory, Jeffrey Pfeffer offers a comprehensive analysis and overview of the field of organization theory and its research literature....

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What Were They Thinking?: Unconventional Wisdom About Management

Every day companies and their leaders fail to capitalize on opportunities because they misunderstand the real sources of business success....

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People are the Name of the Game: How to be More Successful in Your Career--and Life

Everyone knows that networking is important for business success, but few people do it adequately or effectively. That is because people sometimes see networking as an odious task, as something that they are not good at doing, and as not being authentic....

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Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense: Profiting from Evidence-based Management

The best organizations have the best talent. . . Financial incentives drive company performance. . . Firms must change or die. Popular axioms like these drive business decisions every day....

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The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action

Why are there so many gaps between what firms know they should do and what they actually do? Why do so many companies fail to implement the experience and insight they've worked so hard to acquire?...

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Dying for a Paycheck: How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance―and What We Can Do About It

In this timely, provocative book, Jeffrey Pfeffer contends that many modern management commonalities such as long work hours, work-family conflict, and economic insecurity are toxic to employees—hurting engagement, increasing turnover, and destroying people’s physical and emotional health—and...

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The External Control of Organizations: A Resource Dependence Perspective

Among the most widely cited books in the social sciences, The External Control of Organizations has long been required reading for any student of organization studies....

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