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Power and Ethics Business Management 390 Marriott School of Management Brigham Young University
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Dependency Theory The greater A’s dependency on B, the greater the power B has over A
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What Creates Dependency? Dependency is increased when the resource you control is: Important Scarce Non-substitutable
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Power is an interpersonal situation;  those who hold power are empowered.   They depend upon and continue only so  long as there is a continuing stream of  empowering responses. Power is not a  brick that can be lugged from place to  place, but a process that vanishes when  the supporting responses cease. ~Harold Lasswell  
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Power Thinker Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince —1532
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Sources of Power Reward and punishment
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Unformatted text preview: Expertise or knowledge Position Referent Zimbardo Stanford Prison Experiment 1971 Recruited normal young men Randomly assigned prisoners and guards Set up prison in basement of psychology building at Stanford What are the lessons from the Zimbardo Stanford prison experiment? We have learned by sad experience that it is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little authority, as they suppose, they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion. (D&C 121: 39) Personal Application What roles will you play? How can you establish yourself as a new employee or new manager? What should you be careful of?...
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