HUMAN LEADERSHIP IN INDUSTRY by  A. Lewisohn

HUMAN LEADERSHIP IN INDUSTRY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

As president of one of the largest copper companies and one-time president of the American Management Association, the author has had vast experience with management and labor and has made a definite contribution to industrial life by pointing the way to sound human organization. He shows how the urge to dominate, whether the individual be of management or labor, has a tendency to create antagonism. He is convinced that the capitalistic system has made possible better living conditions than any other system anywhere, but is not blind to its weaknesses, its sins, though he feels that management in good part is studying human problems with the idea of building a more closely knit organization through better understanding of labor. A new note is struck in this book in his emphasis on the importance of comparable study of the mind of the employer who is ""initially responsible and influential in the industrial scene"". He suggests re-education of the employer, even before that of the employee and challenges class consciousness on both sides. He is critical of the employer who can approach problems in a scientific manner but who stops thinking when labor comes into the picture and allows emotion to sway him. Unionism is here to stay -- management must learn to bring its best thinking into its union relationships. An encouraging and wise statement, with constructive thoughts for labor and management.

Pub Date: Oct. 17th, 1945
Publisher: Harper