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The paradox of power and learning

Bruce Lloyd (Bruce Lloyd belongs to the Strategic and International Management Department at South Bank University, London and can be contacted on tel: 0171 815 8240; or fax: 0171 815 8280)

Management Development Review

ISSN: 0962-2519

Article publication date: 1 June 1996



Outlines the links between the three key concepts that come with power ‐ leadership, responsibility and learning ‐ and what they mean for learning organizations. Suggests that leadership needs to balance the interests of all stakeholders in any situation to be more effective; that a responsibility approach is inclusive and more concerned with long‐term issues; and finally that learning is the heart of the productive activity, quoting Revans ‐ “for any organization to survive, its rate of learning must be equal to, or greater than, the rate of change in the environment”.



Lloyd, B. (1996), "The paradox of power and learning", Management Development Review, Vol. 9 No. 3, pp. 5-7.




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