Gentle Power: A Revolution in How We Think, Lead, and Succeed Using the Finnish Art of Sisu


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6.33 X 9.25 X 0.78 inches | 0.82 pounds

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About the Author

Emilia Elisabet Lahti, PhD, is an awarded educator, applied psychology researcher, and founder of Sisu Lab, which builds communities and organizational cultures based on everyday leadership as expression of courage and compassion. Her work has been featured by The New Yorker, Business Insider, BBC, Forbes, and more. Originally from Finland, she's taught internationally and given talks at Fortune 500 companies, TEDx, Stanford University, and UC Berkeley. For more, see


"Nobody has taught me more about sisu than Emilia Elisabet Lahti. In this beautiful book, Elisabet shows us how strength and toughness are not the same thing. A much-needed antidote to the myth of mind over matter, and a touching, honest story of one woman's journey to discover the true origins of grit and fulfillment." --Angela Duckworth, PhD, MacArthur Fellow, Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and New York Times bestselling author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

"This captivating and heartfelt book invites readers on a compelling journey to their fullest expression of power and leadership." --Emma Seppälä, PhD, Yale School of Management, author of The Happiness Track

"A beautiful book written by one of the most important voices in positive psychology. Part balm and part rallying call, this book is a deep well for the weary positive champions who are searching for a way to transform the lives of others and to discover a more powerful path to an empowered, connected, and hopeful world." --Shawn Achor, New York Times bestselling author of Big Potential and The Happiness Advantage

"Gentle Power is a brilliant and refreshing idea. Lahti is a rare combination of real-life adventurer and scientist. With the warmth and authenticity typical to her writing, she outlines an inviting path toward our highest expression through the power of everyday relationships." --Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD, host of The Psychology Podcast and Founder and Director of the Center for Human Potential

"Lahti examines how attachment styles can be employed to understand ourselves and others with more compassion and thereby assist us into evolved forms of leadership. Throughout Gentle Power, Lahti kindly nudges us toward bold self-inquiry and genuine, life-changing empowerment." --Diane Poole Heller, PhD, author of Crash Course, The Power of Attachment, and Healing Your Attachment Wounds

"Emilia Elisabet Lahti is a pioneering researcher and rising star in the new human potential movement. Gentle Power, her first book, is a bold invitation into what's possible as a human being. Infused with a powerful combination of backbone, heart, and original research, Lahti gently but persuasively challenges readers to question perceived limitations and, ultimately, transform barriers into frontiers." --Joshua Steinfeldt, host of The Courageous Life podcast, mindfulness teacher, and professional coach