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image MacGregor—Insisting  On Self-Leadership

Elliott Carlisle

This classic profile was included in our original version of SuperLeadership and was, in many ways, ahead of its time. MacGregor provides a striking example of leadership that not only promotes and expects self-leadership from followers but insists on it.

My encounter with MacGregor came about during the course of a study of the extent to which operating managers actually use participative management techniques in their dealings with subordinates.

MacGregor, who at the time was manager of one of the largest refineries in the country, was the last of more than 100 managers I interviewed ...

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