So often, in spite of our best intentions, we lose our hard-won power. The book attempts to counter the bias that we are wired to be self-interested. How We Gain and Lose Influence. Dacher Keltner presents the very idea of power in a whole new light, demonstrating not just how it is a force for good in the world, but how—via compassion and selflessness—it is attainable for each and every one of us.
But how do we get power? Understanding Emotions 3rd ed. This is reinforced culturally by everything from Machiavelli to contemporary politics. In the book he touches on the qualities of gratitude, compassion, play, awe, embarrassment and teasing and how these qualities are innate in people but also can be developed. From the Compact Disc edition. The greater score is a direct relation to your happiness. Gruenfeld of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Cameron Anderson,  psychologist at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, Keltner has developed a theory of power that aims to present an integrative account of the effects of power on human behaviour, suggesting that the acquisition of power has a disinhibiting effect regarding the social consequences of exercising it. Dacher Keltner presents the very idea of power in a whole new light, demonstrating not just how it is a force for good in the world, but how—via compassion and selflessness—it is attainable for each and every one of us. The Science of Human Goodness. WIRED magazine recently rated his podcasts from his course Emotion as one of the five best educational downloads, and the Utne Reader selected Keltner for one of its 50 visionaries. Above all, power is given to us by other people. So often, in spite of our best intentions, we lose our hard-won power. This is the crux of the power paradox: And how does it change our behavior? Building upon his experiences in a restorative justice program with prisoners in San Quentin Prison, Keltner wrote a brief for a case -- Ashker v. A renowned expert in the biological and evolutionary origins of human emotion, Dr. Theory of Power[ edit ] Together with Deborah H. This is what all-too-often we forget, and what Dr. Keltner explores the Confucianism idea of the Jen ratio; the relationship between actions that bring the good of others to completion and those that bring out bad. Academic career[ edit ] Keltner began his academic career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison , and then returned to University of California, Berkeley 's Psychology Department in attaining full professorship in It is taken for granted that power corrupts. About The Power Paradox A revolutionary and timely reconsideration of everything we know about power. Biography[ edit ] Dacher Keltner was born in Jalisco, Mexico, the offspring of two early members of the counterculture. Keltner has received the outstanding teacher and research mentor awards from UC Berkeley, and seen 20 of his PhD students and post-doctoral fellows become professors. Enduring power comes from empathy and giving. Dacher Keltner argues that compassion and selflessness enable us to have the most influence over others and the result is power as a force for good in the world. The book attempts to counter the bias that we are wired to be self-interested.
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