Leadership Is an Art by Max Depree

Leadership Is an Art

byMax Depree

Kobo ebook | June 22, 2011

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In what has become a bible for the business world, the successful former CEO of Herman Miller, Inc., explores how executives and managers can learn the leadership skills that build a better, more profitable organization.

Leadership Is an Art has long been a must-read not only within the business community but also in professions ranging from academia to medical practices, to the political arena. First published in 1989, the book has sold more than 800,000 copies in hardcover and paperback. This revised edition brings Max De Pree’s timeless words and practical philosophy to a new generation of readers.

De Pree looks at leadership as a kind of stewardship, stressing the importance of building relationships, initiating ideas, and creating a lasting value system within an organization. Rather than focusing on the “hows” of corporate life, he explains the “whys.” He shows that the first responsibility of a leader is to define reality and the last is to say thank you. Along the way, the artful leader must:

• Stimulate effectiveness by enabling others to reach both their personal potential and their institutional potential

• Take a role in developing, expressing, and defending civility and values

• Nurture new leaders and ensure the continuation of the corporate culture

Leadership Is an Art offers a proven design for achieving success by developing the generous spirit within all of us. Now more than ever, it provides the insights and guidelines leaders in every field need.

Title:Leadership Is an ArtFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 22, 2011Publisher:The Crown Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307801179

ISBN - 13:9780307801173

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Not Great While reading this I found myself inspired, circling points, under lining and taking a variety of notes. I knew that I would reference this book again and felt bursts of inspiration about what I would need to change and incorporate. I will say though, a few weeks later, I cannot tell you what those points would be and will need to reread the book! I know that when I read it, I wanted to pass it along and thankfuly this book is written simplistically and without such complexity that one can read this book quite quickly. I hope to find time in the future to re-read this book. But for now I have to say while I found in the moment to be useful, it leaves a bit to be forgotten....
Date published: 2011-12-29