Power: A User's Guide

POWER: A USER'S GUIDE

Power may corrupt, but using it well is within our grasp.
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POWER: A USER’S GUIDE

Absolute power corrupts absolutely, but not inevitably. My new book is a self-improvement manual for leaders, executives, teachers, activists, parents, and everyone in between.
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POWER² LEADERLAB

Transform others by transforming yourself. The Power² Leaderlab offers a 9-month cohort program for up to 12 women leaders, as well as a custom-designed in-house program.
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COACHING POWER FOR INTELLIGENCE®

Power is at the heart of leadership, but it’s hard to get right. This training is for executive coaches, HR professionals, organizational consultants, and other leaders whose work is to develop leaders’ capabilities and performance.
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