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Self-Interest

  • By: Edwin A. Locke
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

The philosophy of leadership presented in this entry dictates that leaders be selfish, that is, egoistic. Most people assume that egoism means amorality and the ruthless manipulation of others. In fact, however, egoism means acting in one's own interest. But what ...

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