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Altruism

  • By: Patrick Gavan O'Shea
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

There is broad agreement that the word altruism describes behavior that benefits or helps another person and that the helping behavior is not motivated by self-interest; in fact, by definition, altruistic helping is an end in itself and not a means ...

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