Marvin Bower Quotes (12 quotes)
“I believe that leaders and leadership teams working together in a proper design will run the business more effectively than by hierarchical, command-and-control managing. But I can't prove that. And there are no models.”
Bower, M., (1997). The Will to Lead. Page 7, Boston: Harvard Business School Press, ISBN 0-87584-758-7
“The difference between a leadership and a command company can be very great indeed, because in a hierarchical situation, people who have concerns about reactions against themselves would simply not put forward negative information.”
Bower, M., (1997). The Will to Lead. Page 34, Boston: Harvard Business School Press, ISBN 0-87584-758-7
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Picture Source: WikipediaMarvin Bower
Born: August 1, 1903
Died: January 22, 2003 (aged 99)
Occupation: Businessman, consultant
Bio: Marvin Bower was the son of the deputy recorder at Cuyahoga County. He grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and attended public schools there. He earned his bachelor's degree from Brown University in 1925. His father advised him to study law, and Bower graduated from Harvard Law School in 1928. Bower then attended Harvard Business School, graduating in 1930.
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