Quest for Authentic Power Getting Past Manipulation, Control, and Self-Limiting Beliefs

ISBN-10: 1576751473

ISBN-13: 9781576751473

Edition: 2002

Authors: G. Ross Lawford

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The author suggests strategies and procedures for the effective exercising of power according to the new paradigm, in the workplace and organizational life, in parenting, and in relationships generally.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/10/2002
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: Our Beliefs about Power Are Keeping Us Powerless
When Disillusionment Happens
The Path to Self-Empowerment
Our Concepts of Power Shape Our Reality
Uncovering Some of Our Assumptions about Power
How Did We Arrive at These Beliefs about Power?
Your Power May Be Counterfeit
Typical Responses to Feelings of Powerlessness
To Change Your Outcomes, Change Your Assumptions
A Conventional View of Power
Power as Authority
Power as Control
Power as Strength
Power as Status
Summary
What Is Authentic Power?
Power as Authenticity
Power as Synergy
Power as Inner Strength
Power as Quality of Being
Summary
The Conventional View of How Power Is Obtained
Power as a Commodity
Power as a Reward
Summary
The Keys to Gaining Authentic Power
The Power of a Strong, Clear Intention
The Authentic Self as the Source of Real Power
Summary
What Limits Our Power?
The Conventional Answer
What Actually Limits Our Experience of Authentic Power?
Summary
What Is the Conventional Way to Exercise Power?
Strategies Based on Control
The Bulldozer Strategy
The Strategy of One-Upmanship
Summary
Exercising Authentic Power through Self-Empowerment
Accessing the Full Power of the Techniques
Turn Off Your Autopilot More Often
Harness the Power of Your Words
Listen for the Quiet Voice
An Ounce of Intention Is Better than a Pound of Perspiration
Maximize Possibilities
Give Wisdom a Chance
Summary
Creating An Environment for Self-Empowerment
Follow the Lesson of the Dresser Drawer
Use an Upside-Down Pyramid
Build on Rock, Not Sand
Build Synergy (Power With)
Summary
More Power to You: The Transition to Authentic Power
Dismantling the Barriers
Avoiding the Pitfalls
Getting Started
The Choice Is Yours
Bibliography
Index
About the Author
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