An eye-opening exploration of the true nature of power; using techniques borrowed from actors, we can all learn to wield power more confidently in our personal and professional lives.

We tend to think that there are two kinds of people in world: those who have power, and those who don't. But while most of feel powerless at one time or another, in reality we all have more power than we realize. And what counts is not how much we have, but what we do with it. Everyone knows what it means to use power badly. This is a book about how to use power well.

It's often assumed that power flows to those with the highest rank, the loudest voice, or the most commanding presence. But often, the most powerful people in the room are those with the maturity to sit quietly, forego personal glory, and play a supporting role. In Acting with Power, readers will learn:

● Why power is as much about connection as it is about control
● How to read the power dynamics of room and figure out where you fit in
● Techniques for getting "in character" when stepping into a new role
● How to manage performance anxiety and own the room
● When and why power corrupts
● How to disarm a bully
● How great leaders inspire powerful performances in others

Some of us crave a bigger role, and many of us feel like imposters in our current ones. Acting with Power shows us how to show up as the best version of ourselves in any role, on any stage.