Book Synopsis: Power isn’t just for the few at the top; it’s for everyone.
Power is one of the most misunderstood—and therefore vilified—concepts in our society. Most people assume power is predetermined by personality or wealth, or that it’s gained by strong-arming others. Many write it off as “dirty” and want nothing to do with it. But as pioneering researchers and professors Julie Battilana and Tiziana Casciaro deftly show, power is also energy for everyone to harness to make our lives, work, and societies better. Power is for all because everybody can learn how to identify power dynamics and use that knowledge to improve their situation since, contrary to popular belief, power is not a zero-sum game. And we all must engage with power, ours and others’—it’s the only way to have control over our lives and make change happen.
Power, for All offers a timely, democratized vision of power. No doubt, disrupting who’s at the top and who’s at the bottom is often daunting, but Battilana and Casciaro show how those with less power can band together to challenge established structures and make them more balanced, by agitating, innovating, and orchestrating change. They teach readers how to power-map their workplace to find who has influence and why, and plan for and contribute to enduring power shifts. Through vivid storytelling, they demystify the essential mechanisms for acquiring and using power for all.
Concentrated, accessible, and life-changing, Power, for All is the definitive guide to understanding and navigating power in our relationships, organizations, and society.
About Our Speakers:
Julie Battilana is a professor of organizational behavior and social innovation at the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School, where she is the founder and faculty chair of the Social Innovation and Change Initiative. She is also the co-founder of the Democratizing Work initiative, a global alliance of researchers and practitioners collaborating toward a more just, green, and fair economic system.
Tiziana Casciaro is a professor of organizational behavior at the Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto. Her research has received awards from the Academy of Management and has been covered in the New York Times, Washington Post, the Economist, CNN, and more. Thinkers50 has recognized her as a management thinker most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led.
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