Free Online

Wed, 27 May 2020

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

How to Act with Power

Deborah Gruenfeld




Join Stanford Business Professor Deborah Gruenfeld for an eye-opening look at how to cultivate and harness power in any role and on any stage.

What if being right, sounding smart and appearing strong are not necessary to achieve power? What if in the theatre of life, you could have more power by being a supporting character? What if, rather than worrying about getting more power, we focus on using the power we do have better?

In this free, livestreamed masterclass, Stanford Business Professor Deborah Gruenfeld will explore what it means to use power well.

Combining twenty years of social psychology research with personal experience revealing the truth to power, Professor Gruenfeld understands what we all have more power than we realise. Drawing upon her oversubscribed course on the subject, this session will reveal what power is actually for, who gets to have it, how to identify it within ourselves, and how to use it constructively.

Praise for Deborah Gruenfeld:

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, author of Lean In and founder of Leanin.Org and OptionB.Org

“Deborah Gruenfeld’s important new book reveals that true power is often quieter and less assuming than we think. Acting with Power offers a refreshing and enlightening new perspective on what it means to be powerful.” – Susan Cain, bestselling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

“A smart, interesting, and timely book about how to use power in everyday life—and just as importantly, how not to.” Daniel Gilbert, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University

This talk takes place at 6:30pm British Summer Time.

About Our Digital Programme:

In response to the global pandemic, How To Academy is curating a not-for-profit programme of live-streamed talks and conversations bringing you advice, insight and entertainment. Tickets are offered on a Pay What You Can basis, including a Free option for those who cannot afford more at this difficult time. Thank you for your help sustaining How To Academy through the crisis — and for enabling us to share new thinking from across the globe at a time when it has never been more important.

Books will be shipped within two weeks of the event (hopefully sooner). Please note that due to the challenges of distribution during the global pandemic, some books may be delayed. If we experience any delay in getting your copy to you, we will contact you by email to let you know. Thank you for supporting a local London business, Primrose Hill Books.

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