A Model of Direct and Relational Achieving Styles

  • Jean Lipman-Blumen
  • Harold J. Leavitt
  • Kerry J. Patterson
  • Robert J. Bies
  • Alice Handley-Isaksen


The extensive research on the achievement concept has centered largely on the underlying need for achievement and its attributes: the genesis and nature of the achievement motive, as well as the targets and outcomes of achievement drives. The socioeconomic, cultural, racial, and gender correlates of need for achievement also have been investigated intensely.


Leadership Style Achievement Motivation Achievement Orientation Small Group Research Authoritarian Personality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Lipman-Blumen
    • 1
  • Harold J. Leavitt
    • 2
  • Kerry J. Patterson
    • 2
  • Robert J. Bies
    • 2
  • Alice Handley-Isaksen
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral SciencesUSA
  2. 2.Stanford Graduate School of BusinessUSA

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