“Personal power is natural and legitimate, and essential for peak performance in personal and organizational settings. Many think personal power lies elsewhere beyond their reach, but it is all around you, inherent in your everyday activities. It begins with control over your inner thoughts and ends with the particular ‘personality’ or power style you adopt. You need only realize this and act accordingly.”
With this statement as his foundation, Dr. Walter Doyle Staples explains in Power to Win how we can gain control over our fates by believing in our ability to shape our own negative thoughts and feelings.
Dr. Staples gives guidance on how to succeed in every aspect of life through ten progressive steps starting with a “positive self-image” and culminating in an “intense, sincere desire to succeed in cooperation with others.” He demonstrates how these steps will help the reader to have more fulfilling personal relationships, to achieve the most distant career goal, and to be a better parent. Power to Win provides the manager with a blueprint to create a happy and productive workplace through policies that recognize the need to motivate employees. It even offers practical advice on how to reduce work-related stress. Power to Win contains a wealth of psychological insight to help the reader better understand himself and others.
Power to Win contains more than mere instruction. It is filled with exercises to motivate readers to put Dr. Staples’ principles into action. The book is replete with inspiring quotes from famous and successful people whose achievements illustrate Dr. Staples’ ideas. Dr. Staples provides the reader with a workshop in Power to Win to synthesize all the principles of the book and lays out the specific actions individuals can take to master their own destinies.