Leader motive profiles in eight types of organizations

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Leader motive profiles in eight types of organizations
The Leadership Quarterly

McClelland (1975) introduced the leadership motive pattern (LMP), a motivational configuration found to contribute to leader performance in traditional bureaucratic organizations. Using McClelland's general theory of motivation and Miner's work on organizational sociology, we refine McClelland's original leadership motive pattern, develop leader motive profiles for eight classical and new types of organizations, and advance eight testable propositions for empirical verification. We conclude with implications for future research and practice.

The Leadership Quarterly 25 (2014) 1080–1094

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