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Theories of Power

In my last post I introduced the topic of power and leadership, gave a short outline of where we’ll go with it, and then gave a brief introduction to the idea of critical theory—the lens that will overlay our look at power and leadership.

Remember that critical theory at its most basic is the use of rationality to expose norms, values, and practices—implicit or explicit—that shape an organization or society. The goal in exposing all of these factors is to free humans from anything that limits their flourishing. We’ll come back to that.

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