The Many Forms of Power: Crash Course Business – Soft Skills #16

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In our second to last episode of Soft Skills, Evelyn talks to us about Power and how it’s not always bad, not always good, and useful to understand. Enjoy!

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Sources:

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French, J. R., Raven, B., & Cartwright, D. (1959). The bases of social power. Classics of organization theory, 7, 311-320.

Hickson, D. J., Hinings, C. R., Lee, C. A., Schneck, R. E., & Pennings, J. M. (1971). A strategic contingencies theory of intra-organizational power. Administrative science quarterly, 16.

Pfeffer, J. (2010). Power: Why some people have it–and others don’t. New York, NY: HarperBusiness.

Pfeffer, J. (1992). Managing with power: Politics and influence in organizations. Harvard Business Press.

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