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Critical Action Learning

ByKiran Trehan, Mike Pedler

Increased attention is focusing on the value of critical approaches to enhancing leadership and management development. This chapter examines how critical action learning perspectives can be harnessed to produce valuable learning and development through critically reflective practice. Critical action learning approaches not only explore underlying power and control issues, but actively engage in an examination of political and cultural processes affecting organizational life. These perspectives enable a move beyond instrumentalist approaches to embrace the complexity of leadership and management development.