This category includes “those types of articles you could only find on TPM”.
Through the vantage point of power dynamics experts, we provide unique takes on different topics relevant to self-development, social strategies, and success.
Why Teachers Disempower You (Teacher-Pupil Frames)
Refers to intellectual power dynamics where the teacher is higher-power and the learner is lower-power and lower value
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Why The “Growth Mindset” Is Disempowering You
Just as with “vulnerability”, you better not go overboard with too much “growth mindset”
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Great Leadership Is Great Manipulation: Jocko Willlink Case Study
Great leadership requires great manipulation. It’s a strong statement, but this website has a track record for opening people’s eyes to subtle (or not so subtle) manipulation and games people play. So keep on reading, and you will understand the dark psychology behind manipulative leadership. Intro Leadership is getting things done with people and through…
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Black Folks: Reclaim Your Power Against White Virtue-Signaling
After the hideous murder -or martyrdom- of George Floyd, the messages of supports towards the black community have been pouring in -or, shall we say, flooding social media-. In many ways, that’s a good thing.It shows people are empathetic, and that some of them want to see a better world. But from a power dynamic…
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The Myth of Emotional Intelligence: Machiavellis At The Top
The myth of emotional intelligence postulates that the more emotionally intelligent you are, the more material success you will enjoy. This article contends that emotional intelligence only helps you up to a certain point at work.And, if you truly want to reach the top, emotional intelligence as it’s originally described, such as high in empathy…
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12 Ways Companies Manipulate Employees (W/ Examples)
A different take on corporation communication and strategies as a Machiavellian plot to manipulate employees, and take as much as possible from them
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The Myth of Emotional Intelligence And Leadership
Emotional intelligence makes you a better leader.
But not in the way that most people think…
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Vulnerability Is NOT Power: Don’t Believe The Hype
Vulnerability can make for a better life. But it can also make you look like a fool. This article helps you understand and use it for good.
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Why Pursuing Status Is Trapping You: Big Fish in Litte Pond Syndrome
Social status in groups is transient and ephemeral, often based on social climbing and fear of newcomers.
Focus on long term skill acquisition instead.
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