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Recognizing the Relationship Between Power & Culture in Today’s Organizations

Posted March 18, 2022 | Leadership | Amplify
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Jim Brosseau explains that culture and leadership are connected by the form in which power is wielded in an organization. He uses John R.P. French and Bertram Raven’s five forms of power (coercive, reward, legitimate, expert, and referent) to show how these forms result in certain leadership processes and company culture. Brosseau then uses the Lift-Slab Organizational Model to show why organizations in an unpredictable environment must have a participatory structure and a project-centric approach to succeed.
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Jim Brosseau
Jim Brosseau has been working with teams for almost three decades and is passionate about educating people about the role that relationships and interpersonal friction have on the success or failure of projects. Today, he leads a team of 12 facilitators delivering project management and leadership workshops that embody this philosophy of focusing primarily on team relationships to over 2,000 people each year. Mr. Brosseau has volunteered with… Read More
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