25 Nov November 25, 2019 – Laws of Human Nature Robert Greene and Power of Agency Dr. Paul Napper
Robert Greene – Author of The Laws of Human Nature
We see that people are brilliant at preying on our emotions, at keying those emotional responses that they can use to manipulate us. I want you, the individual, to become more aware of how they manipulate your emotions and how deeply this irrationality is affecting your life.
Robert Greene is an internationally renowned expert on power strategies, and the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, comes The Laws of Human Nature, the definitive new book on decoding the behavior of the people around you, now out in paperback. Greene is an indispensable guide for millions of readers, and his seminal book The 48 Laws of Power continues to inspire business leaders, political figures and hip-hop moguls alike, nearly two decades after its original publication. The Laws of Human Nature was six years in the making and is the culmination of Roberts’s life’s study of power, psychology, and history. The Laws of Human Nature is a manual for recognizing unconscious behavior in both ourselves and others so that we can avoid the mistakes often made out of emotion—whether in hiring and managing in the workplace, choosing a romantic partner, or selecting the person to lead our country. Once we become masters of human nature, we can rise above the toxicity and pettiness that invades our interaction with others and avoid letting our emotions lead us into the mistakes we see people make on a daily basis. Greene explains that with the majority of human interaction happening online, our ability to read human emotion and non-verbal cues has weakened considerably, and we only need to look at the anger and vitriol that permeates social media to see that it has affected our capacity to control our emotions. The Laws of Human Nature teaches us to face flaws in our human nature head on and take steps not only to recognize our own behavior but to see it in others and use it to our benefit.
Paul Napper leads a management psychology and executive coaching consultancy in Boston. His client list includes Fortune 500 companies, universities, and start-ups. He held an academic appointment and advanced fellowship position at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Paul Napper is a co-founder of Performance Psychology. He is the co-author of The Power of Agency, The 7 Principles to Conquer Obstacles, Make Effective Decisions, and Create a Life on Your Own Terms by St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan Publishers. At Performance Psychology, Dr. Napper provides consultation and coaching to business leaders to help them sharpen and strengthen their leadership efforts. His professional background includes extensive experience in assessment and the application of psychological principles to improve the performance of individuals and organizations. His client list includes Fortune 500 companies within the finance, technology, manufacturing and health care sectors as well as educational institutions and start-ups. Dr. Napper launched his career as a Wall Street analyst, first with J.P. Morgan Investment Management in New York and, following that, with Crowell, Weedon and Company in Los Angeles. During his tenure as a securities analyst, he was responsible for following several major industries, including banking, insurance, and media. He subsequently launched the management psychology practice, Performance Psychology Consulting, with two partners in 1998, where he advises a broad array of organizations and industries.
Dr. Napper earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania in International Relations and pursued his master’s degree in the same field at the University of Chicago, subsequently receiving his doctorate in psychology from the William James College, one of the nations preeminent schools of Professional Psychology. He completed an advanced fellowship in psychological testing and assessment during a three-year academic appointment at Harvard Medical School. In their new book, The Power of Agency: The 7 Principles to Conquer Obstacles, Make Effective Decisions, and Create a Life on Your Own Terms (St. Martin’s Press; March 2019) Napper and Rao distill 50 years of clinical fieldwork, cutting-edge research, and more than one hundred in-depth interviews into accessible techniques and tools that will create agency and build your confidence.