Acting with Power: Why We Are More Powerful Than We Believe


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6.0 X 9.3 X 1.3 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Deborah Gruenfeld is a leading social psychologist and the Joseph McDonald Chaired Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Gruenfeld's research has been featured in many scholarly journals as well as in The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, O: The Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune. Gruenfeld co-directs the Executive Program for Women Leaders at Stanford and sits on the boards of the LeanIn Foundation and Stanford's Center for the Advancement of Women's Leadership. She has a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Illinois.


"A smart, interesting, and timely book about how to use power in everyday life--and, just as important, how not to."--Daniel Gilbert, Harvard psychologist and author of Stumbling on Happiness

"'All the world's a stage . . . and one man in his time plays many parts.' Acting with Power stirs us to give our best performance as players on the corporate stage. It shows how the power we do possess can be used well, humanely, for the advancement of something more than our personal success. Deborah Gruenfeld's book directs us in the art of acquiring power by using our abilities while being our authentic selves. This book is a treasure."--Tristan Walker, founder and CEO of Walker & Company Brands

"Acting with Power is an entertaining and uplifting read, filled with sharp insight and practical advice. This book will change how you think about power and how you handle it--and will help you see the power you may not have known you have."--Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org

"Gruenfeld's perspective on power had a big impact on us at eBay. In her new book, she offers fresh insights on the important topic of how we deal with our own power and powerlessness. Acting with Power cuts through the clichés and shows us how power can work."--John Donahoe, CEO of Nike

"We tend to think of power as something that looks and works more or less the same in anyone who wields it. But as Deborah Gruenfeld explains in this insightful and eye-opening book, there is no one 'right' or 'wrong' way to act with power. We can all learn how to adapt our performance based on the setting, the relationship dynamics, and the emotions we bring onstage with us. This brilliant book shows us how."--Susan David, psychologist, Harvard Medical School, and bestselling author of Emotional Agility