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on April 28, 2000
We've all heard of Maslow or the hierarchy of needs in some form or other, but often times simply as a side note in some management or psychology class. Here in one volume is the collection of Maslow's genius insights in to human motivation. The book is a collection of essays on motivation, learning, management, and self-actualization (essentially, to be at piece with oneself and become everything he/she is capable of becoming) Maslow examines our organizational structures and how they greatly influence our ability to achieve self-actualization. He lays out a framework and assumptions that must be made when dealing with people, managing people and motivating them, and recognizes that there are different types of personalities, beliefs, management styles, and management theories. Theory X (authoritarian, untrusting, management style) and Y (a belief that people are trustworthy, responsible, seek meaning in their work, and naturally want to learn) are explored in detail as are the effects of our belief in one or the other.
While both theories and the implications of each are discussed, it is clear that Maslow, as well as the contributors to the book focus on, and believe that in general, Y is the dominant (most beneficial, not necessarily the most practiced or popular) theory. Theory Y cultivates growth in personal meaning, satisfaction, and self-actualization, helps to propel an organization to be the most it can be, through the collective learning of the individuals that make it an organization. Applying this methodology in the right environment can contribute to the long term success of an organization as judged both by the self actualization of it's members, and the financial success of the organization.
Maslow scripted and published his journal, close to forty years ago, however, it is at least as applicable to the information based net economy of today, as it was to the economy at the time it was published. While organizations and economies change, people and psychology remain relatively constant.
Much of it has been re-packaged and re-published by various management gurus of today. If you take an interest in people and management theory, order a copy of this book. There isn't a management book out there that contains a magic formula for success, or applies to all organizations or even all people in one organization. This gem is a great start and will provide insight in to people, management practices, and developing a mind set for making a difference in the lives of the people in your organization, if you want it to.
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on January 12, 2000
One of the world's most renowned experts on human behaviour and motivation, Abraham Maslow is most famous for his perspectives on the "hierarchy of human needs" and self-actualization. This book updates the original edition published in 1963, entitled Eupsychian Management.
It demonstrates how even today Maslow's seminal concepts of human behaviour are still playing out in the business world. This book offers new generations of managers insights into Maslow's influential theories which have emerged in modern business, approaches such as continuous improvement, enlightened management, Theory X, and empowerment.
Throughout much of his life, Maslow argued for a new philosophy of humanity to help recognize and develop the human capacity for compassion, creativity, ethics, love, spirituality, and other uniquely human traits. Yet, Maslow considered himself first and foremost a scientist. He did not spew forth this new approach in psychology without much thought, rigorous testing, hypothesizing, and debate. Thus, his work has powerfully affected managerial theory, organizational development, education, health care, and science as well as psychology.
A true classic, Maslow on Management is still as important as when it first appeared and thus essential reading for all managers.
The late Abraham Maslow is the most widely known expert on human behaviour and motivation. He is often referred to as the father of humanistic psychology, a body of knowledge and theories separate from the behaviorist and Freudian movements. His books are acknowledged as standards in psychology literature worldwide.
Deborah C. Stephens and Gary Heil are co-founders of The Center of Innovative Leadership. Deborah Stephens is an author, educator, and management consultant in the areas of customer service, leadership, and organizational development. She is co-author of One Size Fits One: Building Relationships One Customer and One Employee at a Time with Gary Heil.
Reviewed by Azlan Adnan. Formerly Business Development Manager with KPMG, Azlan is currently Managing Partner of Azlan & Koh Knowledge and Professional Management Group, an education and management consulting practice based in Kota Kinabalu. He holds a Master's degree in International Business and Management from the Westminster Business School.
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on October 2, 1999
One of the world's most renowned experts on human behaviour and motivation, Abraham Maslow is most famous for his perspectives on the "hierarchy of human needs" and self-actualization. This book updates the original edition published in 1963, entitled Eupsychian Management. It demonstrates how even today Maslow's seminal concepts of human behaviour are still playing out in the business world. This book offers new generations of managers insights into Maslow's influential theories which have emerged in modern business, approaches such as continuous improvement, enlightened management, Theory X, and empowerment. Maslow's work has powerfully affected managerial theory, organizational development, education, health care, and science as well as psychology.
A true classic, Maslow on Management is still as important as when it first appeared and thus essential reading for all managers.
The late Abraham Maslow is the most widely known expert on human behaviour and motivation. He is often referred to as the father of humanistic psychology, a body of knowledge and theories separate from the behaviorist and Freudian movements. His books are acknowledged as standards in psychology literature worldwide.
Deborah C. Stephens and Gary Heil are co-founders of The Center of Innovative Leadership. Deborah Stephens is an author, educator, and management consultant in the areas of customer service, leadership, and organizational development. She is co-author of One Size Fits One: Building Relationships One Customer and One Employee at a Time with Gary Heil.
Reviewed by Azlan Adnan. Formerly Business Development Manager with KPMG, Azlan is currently Managing Partner of Azlan & Koh Knowledge and Professional Management Group, an education and management consulting practice based in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysian Borneo. He holds a Master's degree in International Business and Management.
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on March 1, 2014
In this complex book, Maslow offers the best integrated theory of human development I have yet seen. He explains how human development is a result of synergic work and suggests how people with authority, experience and knowledge (managers) can support other people's growth,
At first sight, I was baffled to find the book was just a rough sketch with disconnected notes and incomplete thoughts. It is a pity that Maslow did not live long enough to complete the book.
On a second and third readings, the full picture began to emerge.
The book is like a jigsaw puzzle, but without the guiding picture in the box. I took it as a challenge, enjoyed the ride and learned a lot.
I can imagine some people may want something easier and softer.

- Francisco Laborde (Fungus)
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on December 2, 2000
One of the world's most renowned experts on human behaviour and motivation, Abraham Maslow is most famous for his perspectives on the "hierarchy of human needs" and self-actualization. This book updates the original edition published in 1963, entitled Eupsychian Management. It demonstrates how even today Maslow's seminal concepts of human behaviour are still playing out in the business world. This book offers new generations of managers insights into Maslow's influential theories which have emerged in modern business, approaches such as continuous improvement, enlightened management, Theory X, and empowerment. Maslow's work has powerfully affected managerial theory, organizational development, education, health care, and science as well as psychology.
A true classic, Maslow on Management is still as important as when it first appeared and thus essential reading for all managers.
The late Abraham Maslow is the most widely known expert on human behaviour and motivation. He is often referred to as the father of humanistic psychology, a body of knowledge and theories separate from the behaviorist and Freudian movements. His books are acknowledged as standards in psychology literature worldwide.
Deborah C. Stephens and Gary Heil are co-founders of The Center of Innovative Leadership. Deborah Stephens is an author, educator, and management consultant in the areas of customer service, leadership, and organizational development. She is co-author of One Size Fits One: Building Relationships One Customer and One Employee at a Time with Gary Heil.
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on August 31, 2013
This should be required reading for anyone managing people. If all companies approached management in this way, no one would have a job, people would simply do what they loved and excelled at. Productivity wouldn't be measured, it would be commonplace.
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on August 5, 2013
This is one of my favorite management books, especially with the addition of the quotes from current business leaders. Maslow's thoughts on Eusphician management are not often discussed, but are certainly relevant.
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on June 25, 2015
Abraham Maslow's genius comes through in his ability to reflect upon our human condition and his formulating theories to help us better understand each other. His Hierarchy of Needs was very influential for me and helped me better understand people's priorities according to their needs. I often look at other societies through these lenses in order to make sense of their thought process.
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on April 26, 1999
This is an important book tht addresses the psychology of the individual and the orginization. It should be read, internalized and put into practice by leaders in all types of organizations. One might consider exploring possible overlap with Jung's writings on personality.
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on April 12, 1999
This is a reissue of one of the classics of industrial and organizational psychology under the title of "Eupsychian Management." The editors have added commentary by some important management thinkers. The book consists of the journals of Maslow during the summer of 1962 while he studied an organization. These are the thoughts of a great humanistic psychologist, probing the realities and possibilities of human organization and leadership.
I read the book when it was first published-loved it then and treasure it to this day. I am delighted to see that it is available once again; a long awaited resurrection of work that remains vital and relevant.
This is a one-of-a-kind book, a rare volume rich in original thinking, that is requisite-reading for any one interested in human behavior and motivation. Reviewed by Gerry Stern, founder, Stern & Associates, author of Stern's Sourcefinder: The Master Directory to HR and Business Management Information & Resources, Stern's CyberSpace SourceFinder, and Stern's Compensation and Benefits SourceFinder.
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