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Leadership And Influence Quotes From Dacher Keltner

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PCA National Advisory Board Member Dacher Keltner is a Psychology Professor and the Director of the Greater Good Science Center (@GreaterGoodSC) at UC-Berkeley. Keltner is most famous in the sports world for his study on NBA teams, when he identified a link between positive, supportive ‘touching’ (such as high-fives) and success on the court. Keltner is also a published author, most recently publishing The Power Paradox.

Looking for ways to motivate your players? Searching for pre-game inspiration? Positive Coaching Alliance has collected hundreds of quotes from athletes, coaches, business leaders, authors and philosophers to deliver daily inspiration. These top leadership quotes from Dacher Keltner, PCA National Advisory Board Member and author of The Power Paradox: How we gain and lose influence, can help motivate and inspire athletes, coaches, parents, leaders, and others, to embrace a new view of leadership.

◆ "Our power is granted to us by others. This is true at work, in social organizations of different kinds, and in our friendships, romantic partnerships and families." (page 5)

◆ "This is the heart of the power paradox: the seductions of power induce us to lose the very skills that enabled us to gain power in the first place." (page 9)

◆ "Powerlessness, I believe, is the greatest threat outside of climate change facing our society today." (page 10)

◆ "The difference we make in the world depending on the quotidian: on raising the right question, offering encouragement, connecting people who don't know one another, suggesting a new idea... doing simple things that are good for others." (page 35)

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