Making Same Mistakes. Certainly.
Eric Barker’s post masterfully summarizes the key messages in a book titled Power by Stanford business school professor Jeffrey Pfeffer.  I’ve read the book* and thought NO, NO, NO, NO.  I found the research findings to be discouraging and against the grain of everything I believed in.  They can’t be right.  Not in the land of the brave.  Not in the land of the free.  Not in the land of meritocracy.  Yet, as C.S. Lewis’ quote has taught me: ““Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn.”  Pfeffer is right.  Yes, he is.  My most important lesson.  Right here.  My area of repeated mistakes.  Right here.  Read more @
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Making Same Mistakes. Certainly.

Eric Barker’s post masterfully summarizes the key messages in a book titled Power by Stanford business school professor Jeffrey Pfeffer.  I’ve read the book* and thought NO, NO, NO, NO.  I found the research findings to be discouraging and against the grain of everything I believed in.  They can’t be right.  Not in the land of the brave.  Not in the land of the free.  Not in the land of meritocracy.  Yet, as C.S. Lewis’ quote has taught me: ““Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn.”  Pfeffer is right.  Yes, he is.  My most important lesson.  Right here.  My area of repeated mistakes.  Right here.  Read more @

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