CoachX Conversation: Jeffrey Pfeffer on Coaching the "7 Rules of Power"

September 21, 2022 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

If you want to “change lives, change organizations, change the world,” per the Stanford business school’s motto, you need power. Is power the dirty secret or the secret to success? Both. While power carries some negative connotations, power is a tool that can be used for good or evil. Don’t blame the tool for how some people have used it. If fully understood and harnessed effectively, power skills and understanding become the keys to increasing salaries, job satisfaction, career advancement, organizational change, and happiness.

In 7 Rules of Power, Jeffrey Pfeffer, professor of organizational behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, provides the insights that have made both his online and on-campus classes incredibly popular—with life-changing results often achieved in 8 or 10 weeks. Rooted firmly in social science research, Dr. Pfeffer’s 7 rules provide coaches (and leaders) a tool for increasing their ability to get things done, including increasing the positive effects of job performance. In this engaging and interactive webinar, coaches will learn about the “7 rules” and how to apply them impactfully in the lives of clients and beyond. 


Jeffrey Pfeffer ( is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Pfeffer is the author or co-author of 16 books on topics including power in organizations, managing people, evidence-based management and The Knowing-Doing Gap. 
Pfeffer received his Ph.D. from Stanford and taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of California, Berkeley, before returning to Stanford in 1979 as a full professor.
Author of more than 150 articles and book chapters, Pfeffer has won numerous awards for his scholarly research, including an Honorary Doctorate from Tilburg University in The Netherlands.
Pfeffer has taught seminars in 40 countries and has been a visiting professor at Harvard Business School, London Business School, Singapore Management University, and for many years, IESE in Barcelona. He has served on the board of directors of several human capital software companies as well as other public and private company and non-profit boards. He lives in Hillsborough, California.