Praise for Power
About the Book
“Human beings have not changed since prehistoric time. We have been involved in a continuous struggle for power over what there is to get, not only for material goods and services but also for respect, values, and control. This one lens—a struggle for power—explains all of human behavior, inside and outside of government. Its strength lies in its all-encompassing explanation, lengthy time span, and universality.”
Excerpt from Power, Chapter 1
In Power: Why We Want It and What to Do With It, author Dennis Toombs examines the subtle dynamics of power in interpersonal relationships as well as its overarching influence in large institutions such as governments, nations, and the financial centers of our global economy. Through this single conceptual lens, he demonstrates how abundant and diverse our power sources are, how to find and develop them to unleash our hidden potential, and how to help others accomplish the same.
The Power Lens
Explaining Behavior as a Struggle for Power
What is our single greatest source of power?
For believers, our single greatest cource of power is God since he/she is all-knowing, ever-present, omnipotent and can give us the ultimate carrot, immortality.
Spread A Story
Telling Stories, Our Greatest Source of Power
*The greatest story ever told.
If you are traditionally religious, God is your greatest source of power since he/she is perfect, all-knowing, all-powerful, ever-present and can give us the greatest carrot of all, immortality.
About the Author
Dennis Toombs, Ph.D., is an accomplished professor who spent more than four decades teaching political science at San Jacinto College in Houston, Texas. Dennis grew up in a multicultural border town, Brownsville, Texas, studied native languages in Mexico, Germany and France, and spent two years in the Peace Corps in West Bengal, India. Extensive travels throughout the world since the 1960s have given him a unique perspective on globalization and the socioeconomic realities of contemporary life. Now retired, Dennis brings his expertise and a non-ideological outlook to his study of power and its impact on human beings since prehistoric time—on an individual, group, organizational and institutional level throughout the world.
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