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Carnegie, D. (1981).  How to Win Friends and Influence People.
"If some people are so hungry for a feeling of importance that they actually go insane to get it, imagine what miracle you and I can achieve by giving people honest appreciation this side of insanity." (p. 58)
Trecker, H. B., & Trecker A. R. (1952).  How to Work with Groups.
"Problems arise in groups when the personal touch goes out. When groups become so large that they are mechanical rather than personal the human being and his needs become secondary. Under such circumstances people are likely to feel frustrated, unwanted, and unimportant. They see no way to take hold, to be a real part of the group. They strike out and fight back against a system which does violence to their deep need to be important." (p. 139)
Burger, C. (1966).  Survival in the Executive Jungle.
"One executive who decided that, after all, every major company president already had his own corporate aircraft, topped them all by arranging round-trip helicopter transportation from his front lawn directly to the company parking lot each morning and evening. To the board of directors he provided many rationalizations: the helicopter conserved his precious time and energy; it wasn't that much more expensive than a chauffeured limousine. The true reason, of course, was that it gave him a feeling of importance that no amount of money could supply." (p. 170)

See also: self-esteem, hubris, prestige

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Concept Scheme: business culture/management vocabulary

URI: business culture/management vocabulary


  • Concept: importance
    • preferred: importance
    • definition: the quality of being important and worthy of note; "the importance of a well-balanced diet"
    • related: self-esteem
    • related: hubris
    • related: prestige
    • closeMatch:
    • keyword-133
    • linked content:
      • sense: grandness
      • sense: importance
      • importance
      • in scheme:
      • gloss: a prominent status; "a person of importance"
      • hyponym of:
      • synset id: 114434681
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