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.

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