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Applying Machiavellian Ideas on Leadership to Libraries

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Author(s): Michael Lorenzen

Journal: MLA Forum
ISSN 1539-4123

Volume: 6;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: library management | Niccolo Machiavelli | philosophy

ABSTRACT
The ideas that Machiavelli argued for can be applied to leading libraries. Whether this should be done is another question but clearly Machiavellian ideas can be used in library settings. This article examines basic Machiavellian ideas including the concept of entering into evil in the context of library management.
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