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Michael Maccoby

Michael Maccoby's website (official or not) http://www.maccoby.com/MMaccoby/
subjects Michael Maccoby writes about Leadership, Corporate Strategy, Organization
Michael Maccoby's profile Michael Maccoby an anthropologist, psychoanalyst and consultant on leadership, strategy and organization. He is president of The Maccoby Group in Washington, DC and director of the Project on Technology, Work and Character, a not for profit research organization.

Dr. Maccoby has been a consultant and coach to leaders in many corporations, unions, universities, the World Bank, and the State and Commerce Departments of the U.S. Government. He has advised CEOs of major companies in Sweden, Norway and Finland as well as the U.S.

Dr. Maccoby became known internationally for his books on leadership and pioneering projects to change work. His bestseller, The Gamesman (1977), describes the motivation of entrepreneurs and managers in high-tech industry. The Leader (1981) describes leadership to improve both competitiveness and the quality of working life. Sweden At the Edge, Lessons for American and Swedish Managers (1991) describes the strengths and weaknesses of Swedish management at home and in the U.S. Why Work? Motivating the New Work Force (second edition, 1995), presents a new theory of motivation to fit the changing values of knowledge workers. It has been translated into 10 languages. He is co-author of Agents of Change: Crossing the Post Industrial Divide (2003) which describes his approach to making organizations more effective.

His article Narcissistic Leaders: the Incredible Pros, the Inevitable Cons, January, 2000 won a McKinsey Award, which recognizes the two best Harvard Business Review articles published each year. The award goes to outstanding works that are likely to have a major influence on the actions of business managers worldwide. It is the basis for the book, The Productive Narcissist: The Promise and Peril of Visionary Leadership, published in 2003.

Dr. Maccoby was facilitator of the National Leadership Commission on Health Care Reform. He has been a consultant on the management of change at health centers, and in 1999 and 2000, he received grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the study Leadership for Health Care in the Age of Learning which was published by the Association of Academic Health Centers in 2001.

Dr. Maccoby has taught at Harvard, University of Chicago, Cornell University, University of California, l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and the Washington School of Psychiatry which he is emeritus professor. From 1978-90, he was director of the Program on Technology, Public Policy and Human Development at the J. F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He received a B.A. in Social Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Social Relations from Harvard. He also studied philosophy at New College, Oxford, and psychoanalysis with Erich Fromm. With Fromm he wrote Social Character in a Mexican Village (1970, reissued in 1996). He has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Anthropological Association, Society for Applied Anthropology and the National Academy of Public Administration. He is a member of the boards of The Tllberg Foundation, The Washington School of Psychiatry and Our Little Brothers and Sisters, an orphanage in Mexico, Honduras, Haiti, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and ElSalvador. He writes The Human Side for Research Technology Management.


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Agents of Change: Crossing the Post-Industrial Divide
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This book focuses on the transition faced by business organizations and their stakeholders as they move from protected markets to open competition, and it explores how these changes can be facilitated

Ranking at Amazon 6710486
 Oxford University Press
 May 2003 - Paperback
 Change Management
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The Productive Narcissist: The Promise and Peril of Visionary Leadership
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A provocative examination of the essential – and widely misunderstood--personality type of today's most innovative leaders.What is it that Oprah Winfrey, Jack Welch, Martha Stewart, and Bill Gates...

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 Broadway Books
 April 2003 - Hardcover
 Leadership
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Harvard Business Review on What Makes a Leader
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"The Harvard Business Review Paperback Series" is designed to bring today's managers and professionals the fundamental information they need to stay competitive in a fast-moving world. From the...

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 Harvard Business School Press
 October 2001 - Paperback
 Leadership
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Why Work?: Motivating the New Workforce
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Book by MacCoby, Michael

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 Miles River Press
 May 1995 - Paperback
 Employee Motivation
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Why Work: Motivating and Leading the New Generation
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Based on seven years of research and more than four hundred interviews, this survey of today's young professionals reveal changing attitudes toward work, new innovative styles of leadership, and a...

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 Touchstone Books
 February 1989 - Paperback
 Leadership
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Why Work: Leading the New Generation
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Based on seven years of research and more than four hundred interviews, this survey of today's young professionals reveals changing attitudes toward work, new innovative styles of leadership, and a...

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 Simon & Schuster
 March 1988 - Hardcover
 Leadership
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The Leader: A New Face for American Management
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“The Leader,” an entirely new breed of manager, has seized the reins of power, looking beyond money and status alone toward inspiring a team that fulfills company and personal expectations.  ...

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 Ballantine Books
 February 1983 - Paperback
 Leadership
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The Leader: Beyond the Gamesman Managing the Workplace
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“The Leader,” an entirely new breed of manager, has seized the reins of power, looking beyond money and status alone toward inspiring a team that fulfills company and personal expectations.  ...

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 Simon & Schuster
 November 1981 - Hardcover
 Leadership
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The Gamesman: The New Corporate Leaders
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Intensive interviews with two hundred and fifty managers from twelve major companies provide the basis for portraits of current American business leaders and a study of their characters, familial and...

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 Simon & Schuster
 January 1977 - Hardcover
 Leadership
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