Healthy Power provides a unique framework for understanding the behavioral pathways where we make choices that determine our success or failure in work, love and life. By understanding and developing healthy personal power, we can empower others through our leadership. And by recognizing power that is unhealthy, we learn neither to enable it nor become its victim.
This book is an essential guide for personal development and social effectiveness starting in adolescence and continuing through adulthood. It’s an indispensable manual for professional leadership development and management effectiveness. It’s also a rich resource text for mental health professionals, addictions specialists, health care providers, life coaches, teachers and parents.
The framework covers eight primary decision areas where we make choices to gain power, either along one path that is healthy, or along the opposing path that becomes unhealthy. In forming habits of effective behavior, both personally and professionally, we grow in healthy power. In turn, we can empower others through skills of effective leadership in settings such as the workplace, classroom, and family.
The potential benefits of developing Healthy Power among co-workers, within the classroom, and among family members is to increase alignment and engagement. Managers, teachers and parents will learn how to empower and energize others, helping them to better manage their relationships and work with increased harmony and productivity. Health care providers and counselors will find the book useful in understanding the relationships between our choices and our personal/social well-being. In short, Healthy Power takes readers on a life-transforming journey to become POWERFUL: not simply to survive amid our work days and personal lives, but to thrive with enthusiasm and hope!
Healthy Power has been endorsed by a number of prestigious experts, and its low per-unit cost and high perceived value make it an excellent choice for distribution through a variety of gift-with-purchase, purchase-with-purchase and/or direct sales programs (with or without private labeling).
Dr. Piso is President of Piso and Associates, LLC (www.pisoandassociates.com), an organizational development consulting firm based in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He is a PA licensed Psychologist with training and experience for the past 40 years that has included family systems clinical practice, corporate managed behavioral health, and consultation within health care, business and education. Dr. Piso has been a contributing author to a variety of books, he has published numerous articles within health care journals, and he is an award-winning, well-attended presenter at diverse professional development conferences.
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Wayne Dyer –
A stellar job, Craig: a well written, well organized and eminently readable book. I recommend it enthusiastically.
Eric Bach, Taylor Filasky, & John Leo Post –
What began as an exercise in visualization, ended in a 1st Place victory on ABC’s Expedition Impossible: Morocco. We can attribute our mental toughness to the Healthy Power developed by Craig’s teachings. Through the visualization, team-building, and goal-setting techniques Craig taught us, we were able to come together and function as a single, focused unit. Whenever we began to lose our focus along the way, we were able to call upon Craig’s teachings to find our path. Our experience on Expedition Impossible proved the power of these tools, but our biggest reward is having them to use in our everyday lives.
Samuel Knapp, Ed.D. –
When an individual puts great effort into a project, such as a career, a work of art, or a relationship, it is commonly stated that they “poured their soul” into it. Nowhere would that phrase be more appropriate than to describe Dr. Craig Piso’s book, Healthy Power. He has taken loving care to present ideas clearly and in a well-organized fashion with the goal of helping self- examining adults build and maintain their core strengths for the benefit of themselves and others.
The central theme is that all of us can make choices that will draw us away from Unhealthy Power and toward Healthy Power, which is value-driven and benefits ourselves and others. He has organized his concepts using the acronym POWERFUL (P = Personal Responsibility; O = Optimistic Expectations; etc.) to describe steps that readers need to take to ensure Healthy Power. Each of these positive steps is contrasted with its unhealthy opposite, for example the opposite of Personal Responsibility is Personal Irresponsibility.
In his opening sentence Dr. Piso states that “I realize that I have been writing this book for my entire life.” Indeed, that statement rings true throughout this book. He poured his soul into this work of art by generously sharing his life experiences both from his career as a psychologist as well as his personal relationships, and adding depth with examples from a wide range of areas, such as scientific psychology, religion, or history. Each chapter ends with pearls of wisdom or brief and memorable quotations that supplement the points raised in the text. The Appendices section contains useful worksheets. Any self-examining adult, no matter how well educated they are through education or life experiences, is sure to find something of value in these pages.