Henry W. Lane is Professor of Business Administration at the University of Western Ontario.
Rodney G. Beddows is Managing Director of Strategy Research Associates Ltd., London.
Paul R. Lawrence is Donham Professor of Organizational Behavior at Harvard Business School.
Lawrence's study is centered on a medium-sized supermarket chain in which several important management functions were being shifted from the home office to newly created store managers. The origin and reasoning behind these organizational changes, the methods of introducing them, the process of shifting the roles of key individuals, and the consequences of the changes are considered in detail. The author's inquiry proceeds from four essential research questions: What is the nature of the basic behavior patterns in this organization? What are the key factors involved in changing those patters? Did significant measurement change occur? If so, how was it accomplished.
This volume, first published in 1958, broke new ground in devising techniques to measure changes in behavior patterns of individuals, in focusing attention on the behavior patterns of individuals at the management levels of an organization, and in clarifying the stubborn facts of human behavior involved in changing administrative patterns. The book will be of continuing interest to managers and administrators concerned with making key changes in customary supervisory practices and to sociologists for the way the book addresses the general issue of the conflicts between the shifting demands of large organizations and the integrity of the individual. The new 1990 introduction by the author nicely illustrates his belief that the process of organizational change remains a central issue for American society.
"A powerful scientific framework, grounded in evolutionary biology, that helps us think about leadership successes and failures throughout history and how we might address humanity's need for better leadership going forward."
—Nitin Nohria, Dean, Harvard Business School
"Brilliant insights—straightforward, easy to comprehend, and extremely useful to anyone in business. I predict the four-drives model will replace Maslow's hierarchy of needs as the accepted way of describing human behavior."
—David N. Burt, chairman emeritus, Supply Chain Management Institute, University of San Diego
"Paul Lawrence is back! Driven to Lead is the most comprehensive general theory of leadership ever created. By digging deeply into Darwin, Lawrence offers a practical guide for authentic leaders to excel in today's challenging world."
—Bill George, professor of management practice, Harvard Business School, and former chair and CEO, Medtronic
"If Darwin had written a book about leadership in the twenty-first century, this would be it."
—Ranjay Gulati, Jaime and Josefina Chua Tiampo Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
"It's the E = mc2 of human behavior."
—Malcolm DeLeo, Vice President of Innovation, Daymon Worldwide
"This book presents a rigorous and novel theory on how evolution and the human brain can produce effective and ineffective leadership. The writing is clear. It is accessible to practitioners as well as to researchers."
—Chris Argyris, professor emeritus, Harvard Business School
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