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

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?