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Kinds of Power: A Guide to Its Intelligent Uses

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In the boldest expose on the nature of power since Machiavelli, celebrated Jungian therapist James Hillman shows how the artful leader uses each of two dozen kinds of power with finesse and subtlety. Power, we often forget, has many faces, many different expressions. "Empowerment," writes best-selling Jungian analyst James Hillman, "comes from understanding the widest spectrum of possibilities for embracing power." If food means only meat and potatoes, your body suffers from your ignorance. When your idea of food expands, so does your strength. So it is with power. "James Hillman," says Robert Bly, "is the most lively and original psychologist we have had in America since William James." In Kinds Of Power, Hillman addresses himself for the first time to a subject of great interest to business people. He gives much needed substance to the subject by showing us a broad experience of power, rooted in the body, the rnind, and the emotions, rather than the customary narrow interpretation that simply equates power with strength. Hillman's "anatomy" of power explores two dozen expressions of power every artful leader must understand and use, including: the language of power, control, influence, resistance, leadership, prestige, authority, exhibitionism, charisma, ambition, reputation, fearsomeness, tyranny, purism, subtle power, growth, and efficiency.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385469647
Subtitle:
(a guide to its intelligent uses )
Publisher:
Currency Doubleday
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Psychology, Industrial
Subject:
Power
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 93-12
Publication Date:
1995
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
260 p.

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