First edition of Leadership and Motivation: Essays of Douglas McGregor; inscribed by fellow M.I.T. Management Professor Edgar H. Schein who edited the work

  • Leadership and Motivation: Essays of Douglas McGregor.

Leadership and Motivation: Essays of Douglas McGregor.


Item Number: 88145

Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 1966.

First edition of this collection of essays on the “dilemmas of a managerial society” by former M.I.T. management professor Douglas McGregor. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by one of the editors, Edgar H. Schein on the half-title page, “We must become better at asking and do less telling in a culture that overvalues telling. Ed Schein author of Humble Inquiry.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Edited by Warren G. Bennis and Edgar H. Schein with the collaboration of Caroline McGregor

Former President of Antioch College and Professor of Industrial Management at M.I.T., Douglas McGregor, brought industrial psychology to maturity as a field of academic psychology and to practical applicability in the day-to-day tasks of business managers. Throughout his work, McGregor's studies concluded that when basic economic needs are fulfilled, higher motivations are allowed to come into play ("Man lives by bread alone, when there is no bread"- Douglas McGregor).

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