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Mary Parker Follett: Management Thought Leader of the Early 1900s

Mary Parker Follett was born in 1868 in Massachusetts and was a management consultant, social worker, philosopher and pioneer in the fields of organizational theory and organizational behavior. Along with Lillian Gilbreth, she was one of the two outstanding women management experts in the early days of classical management theory. She was one of the first theorists to actively write about and explore the role people had on effective management.