Power & Influence in Leadership
Power and influence are vital for all leaders because a leader’s job involves getting things done through other people. In order to get things done, leaders need to persuade or influence those individuals to do what the leader thinks they need to do. In this Leadership Talks session, Dr. Pfeffer draws upon his book, Managing with Power and the “Paths to Power” MBA course he teaches at Stanford University to discuss how to build power and influence in order to get things done.
About the Speaker
Jeffrey Pfeffer, Ph.D. is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University where he has taught since 1979. He is an award-winning author of numerous books, articles and book chapters and currently writes a monthly management column entitled “the Human Factor” for Business 2.0, a leading business magazine with a circulation of 650,000.
Dr. Pfeffer has served on the business faculties of the University of Illinois and the University of California at Berkeley. During the 1981-1982 academic year, he was the Thomas Henry Carroll-Ford Foundation Visiting Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. Dr. Pfeffer has taught as a visiting professor at the London Business School, Singapore Management University and IESE. He teaches executive seminars in 28 countries around the world and provides management development lectures and consulting for many companies, associations and universities in the United States.