Driven to Lead
IN THIS SUMMARY
In Driven to Lead, Paul R. Lawrence describes how human beings are designed to balance the needs of four conflicting drives when making decisions. These drives—acquisition of the necessities for survival, defense, bonding, and comprehension—are in constant conflict with each other. But it is our uniquely human ability to create equilibrium among these four drives that allows us to lead ourselves and to lead others. Leadership, according to Lawrence, is the result of the decisions a leader makes in guiding and motivating a group of people in a particular set of circumstances.