UC Berkeley's Dacher Keltner on 'How We Gain and Lose Influence'

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Dacher Ketner (Photo: Jigar Mehta/ The Greater Good Science Center )

UC Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner makes the case that a person's ability to empathize is what helps him or
her reach a position of authority. However, leaders lose empathy and related qualities like generosity and openmindedness
the longer they're in power. We speak to Keltner about his new book, "The Power Paradox: How We
Gain and Lose Influence" and about what it takes to remain an enduring and effective leader. And we want to hear
from you -- what qualities do the best leaders have?

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