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Compliments of mariofocaccio via Flickr

In their textbook, Kinicki and Williams explain that “out of balance” needs create a managerial “monster.” The combination of low Need for Affiliation (nAff), moderate Need for Achievement (nAch), and an overwhelming need for power begets control freaks – people who possess the need to dominate and forcibly persuade others to their respective opinions. Turn the page…

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Compliments of Mark Brannan via Flickr

Organizational development is the buzzword du jour – where highly powered (and highly paid) consultants are hired to fix what ails a company, or at least to provide diagnosis. The organization is however not a singular entity that can be repaired. It’s comprised of individuals whose actions in turn determine either its success or its failure. The appropriate unit of analysis is then the manager in charge. Turn the page…

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