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Michael Maccoby

Globally recognized expert on leadership and president of The Maccoby Group in Washington, D.C.

Michael Maccoby is a globally recognized expert on leadership, who for 40 years has advised global leaders in businesses, governments, unions, universities and non-profit organizations in 36 countries. He is president of The Maccoby Group in Washington, D.C.

Michael has a BA and Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he directed the Program on Technology, Public Policy and Human Development at the Kennedy School from 1970 to 1990. He graduated from The Mexican Institute of Psychoanalysis where he studied under Erich Fromm and with him wrote Social Character in Mexican Village.

He is also author of The Gamesman, The Leader, Sweden at the Edge, Why Work?, Narcissistic Leaders, The Leaders We Need, lead author of Transforming Health Care Leadership and author of Strategic Intelligence.

In appreciation of his work in Sweden, he was made Commander of the Royal Order of the Polar Star. He is a fellow of the American Psychological and Anthropological Associations and the National Academy of Public Administration. He has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Sciences Po in Paris.

Michael taught leadership at Oxford University’s Saïd School of Business where he was an associate fellow. The Washington School of Psychiatry presented him a lifetime achievement award. He is strategic leadership advisor to Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos — an organization with homes for orphaned and abandoned children, schools, hospitals and clinics in nine countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Articles by Michael Maccoby

US: Can Pursuing Happiness, as the Founders Defined It, Bring Us Together?

No government can guarantee our happiness. That depends on our own efforts and luck. But government can make it harder or easier to attain happiness.

February 28, 2021