Leadership Is an Art

Leadership Is an Art Author Max Depree
ISBN-10 0385512465
ISBN-13 9780385512466
Year 2004-05-18
Pages 148
Language English
Publisher Crown Business
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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 Prees 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 cultureLeadership 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

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