Book Review: Power vs. Force

Power versus Force:
The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior

by David Hawkins

This is an
excellent book that speaks of the difference between power and force.
Power is quiet and requires no explanation. Force is coercive and
creates an automatic counter force.

has great applicability for the workplace. Dr. Hawkins has sections in
his book devoted to Human Attitudes, Politics, the Marketplace, Sports,
the Human Spirit, the Arts, Creativity, Success, Physical Health and
Wellness. Standing on the side of truth, justice and all that sustains
life is power. This is strength of its own merit. Force represents all
that is negative and life destructive.

you attempt to make someone do something that they don’t want to do,
you are applying force. We do this through any number of behaviors such
as manipulating, blaming, guilting, bribing, complaining, criticizing
and coercing. This always creates a counter force. Whenever you attempt
to coerce or mislead someone else, you create a measure of resistance.
This resistance may not show itself in your presence but it will
manifest in the world in some way.

will undermine your authority, talk behind your back, rally other’s
support or confront you to your face. You cannot win with force. If you
think you have, know that it is only temporary. What goes around comes
around. Read the book. Its message is powerful!

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