Also by Adam Kahane

Power and Love

A Theory and Practice of Social Change


The two methods frequently employed to solve our toughest social problems—either violence and aggression or endless negotiation and compromise—are fundamentally flawed. This is because the seemingly contradictory drives behind these approaches—power, the desire to achieve one’s purpose, and love, the urge to unite with others—are actually complementary. As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. put it, “Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.”

Adam Kahane delves deeply into the dual natures of both power and love and relates how, ...

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