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Harry Levinson

ISBN 9780674273962

Publication date: 01/01/1981

Executives today encounter social, psychological, and technical problems undreamed of by their predecessors. To help meet these challenges, Harry Levinson has written a thorough and timely revision of his acknowledged classic, The Exceptional Executive.

In Executive the author has added new material emphasizing the need for executive flexibility the ability to work with multiple constituencies, to mitigate tensions between middle and top management, to comprehend the social context within which business operates and to understand the needs of women and minorities. He has also added fourteen case studies that illuminate these major themes and problems.


  • Enlarges our understanding of the reasons for the disquietingly poor performance of the American economy since the late 1960s. Harry Levinson, one of the leaders of the human-relations school of management, urges executives to become teachers and mentors.

    —Robert Lekachman, New York Times Book Review

Book Details

  • 382 pages
  • 6 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press