by Julie Diamond, Ph.D.


Business / Self-Help
288 Pages, 6x9
Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB,
Retail Price: US $18.95 (CA $19.95)
ISBN 978-0-9966603-0-3 (paper)
Distributor: IPG / SPU
Publication Date: Mar 2016



"Diamond's prose throughout is straightforward and aphoristically quotable—people interested in power (or hoping to wield it) should find this book mesmerizing."
Kirkus Reviews

The path toward ethical, authentic, and effective use of power
starts with this book.

From bosses to parents, politicians to protesters, power rests in the hands of everyone, everywhere. But how many leaders are prepared for the responsibility? Power may corrupt, but using it well is within our grasp. Combining cutting-edge psychological theory with practical exercises, stories, and examples from the author's international career as a leadership coach and consultant, Power: A User's Guide is an easy-to-read, comprehensive crash course in developing one's external authority, navigating high-power roles and responsibilities, and finding personal power within. In addition, it gives readers of all kinds the tools and instructions to find their Powerprints: each person's unique map of their different kinds of power. Never before has the world more needed a "Driver's Ed" for power. This book fills that need.

Advance Praise

"Intelligent, perceptive, enormously helpful...I highly recommend it!"
—MARSHALL GOLDSMITH, New York Times  #1 bestselling author of Triggers

"A tremendously practical guide on how to navigate organizational life. Get ready to get better."
—SYDNEY FINKELSTEIN, Professor of strategy and leadership at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and author of Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent

"The best, most prescient and insightful analysis of power I know. As a practical guide...it doesn't get better."
—JAMES ORBINSKI, MD, Former International President of Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders

"This is a book that all activists should read."
—BUNNY MCDIARMID, Executive Director of Greenpeace NZ/Aotearoa

   Photo Credit: Lisa Teso

   Photo Credit: Lisa Teso

Julie Diamond, Ph.D. is a leadership coach and consultant who has spent 30 years working around the world in the field of human and organizational change. Julie is a co-founder of the Power² Leaderlab, an executive leadership program for women, and one of the founders of the Process Work Institute (PWI), a not-for-profit graduate school dedicated to research and training in process-oriented psychology and facilitation. For more information, visit www.juliediamond.net.