Michael Maccoby

Michael Maccoby is an anthropologist and psychoanalyst globally recognized as an expert on leadership. He is the author of The Leaders We Need, And What Makes Us Follow.

Archive: Michael Maccoby

Managing with unions

When managers give unions higher wages and benefits than a company or government agency can afford, productivity suffers or government becomes soaked in red ink...

By Michael Maccoby  | Mar 10, 2011 4:59 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

The energy challenge for leadership

The ongoing disaster in Japan challenges Prime Minister Naoto Kan and also leaders in other countries to finally question their national energy policies.

By Michael Maccoby  | Mar 16, 2011 11:31 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Michael Maccoby: The purpose of a U.S. energy policy

This administration includes people who understand the problem, but the powerful interests have allowed them only to take baby steps forward. Perhaps the strongest initiatives are coming from the Department of Defense...

By Michael Maccoby  | Mar 22, 2011 6:48 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

For Obama on Libya, relying on foresight

These are all assumptions that cannot be proven. But we expect leaders to make difficult decisions and accept responsibility for...

By Michael Maccoby  | Mar 29, 2011 12:41 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Can political leaders compromise about theories?

“Most positions taken by politicians are not based on principles but on theories believed by the people who...”

By Michael Maccoby  | Apr 6, 2011 5:13 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Leading for the future

“Whether or not one agrees with the president’s strategy, his persistence in the face of strong resistance shows even more courage than the risky action that did away with Osama bin Laden...”

By Michael Maccoby  | May 2, 2011 6:15 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Servants not seducers

“Most French people probably see Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s conduct in a different light from their views of Clinton or of former president Francois Mitterand, who had a secret...”

By Michael Maccoby  | May 17, 2011 11:09 AM  | COMMENTS (0)