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Simple yet profound, Max De Pree's observations are often quoted by America's top CEOs, educators, and opinion makers. The best-selling author of Leadership Is an Art and Leadership Jazz, he has done no less than revolutionize leadership thinking and practice. Now, in Leading Without Power, De Pree finds that the most successful organizations of the Information Age operate not as controlled collections of human resources, but as dynamic communities of free people. And in order to mobilize these communities, leaders must know how to lead without power, because free people follow willingly or not at all.

"This is a book to be read, reread, shared widely within any organization. Every chapter has pictures for our mind that will remain vivid long after the book is closed. A vibrant testament to human potential, the why of work."
Frances Hesselbein, president and CEO, Leader to Leader Institute formerly the Drucker Foundation

De Pree holds up nonprofits as mirrors of our greatest aspirations places where people work for the opportunity to contribute to the common good, and for the chance to realize their full human potential. He calls such organizations movements and challenges others to follow their example. Movements, De Pree maintains, transcAnd ?the deceptive simplicity of a single bottom line? and set standards for leadership and service all organizations should reach for. They lead not with the power of the paycheck or with bureaucratic carrots-and-sticks, but with the promise of meaningful work and lives fulfilled. For that reason, nonprofit or otherwise, they are the most successful organizations of all. Brimming with rich, warm, and wise advice, Leading Without Power takes an enlightened look at the forces that drive selfless accomplishment. It offers encouragement and hope for creating organizations that inspire the very best in people. And it provides leaders at every level with a new context for effecting positive change. Table of Contents:

  • Places of Realized Potential
  • What's a Movement?
  • A Context for Service
  • What Shall We Measure?
  • The Language of Potential
  • Service Has Its Roots
  • Attributes of Vital Organizations
  • Vision
  • Trust Me
  • Why Risk It?
  • The Function of Hope
  • Elements of a Legacy
  • Moral Purpose and Active Virtue

Book News Annotation:

De Pree, a member of the advisory board of the Leader to Leader Institute, shows how lessons learned from the non-profit world can renew and energize business leaders and how these lessons can be applied to society and business. There is no subject index. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In Leading Without Power, De Pree reveals that the most successful organizations of the Information Age operate not as controlled collections of human resources, but as dynamic communities of free people. Leaders must know how to lead without power, because free people follow willingly--or not at all. De Pree then shows how nonprofits are the ideal example of organizations that transcend "the deceptive simplicity of the bottom line" and set standards for leadership and service that all organizations should reach for. Leading Without Power offers encouragement and hope for creating organizations that inspire the very best in people.

Synopsis:

"This is a book to be read, reread, shared widely within any organization. Every chapter has pictures for our mind that will remain vivid long after the book is closed. A vibrant testament to human potential, the why of work."
— Frances Hesselbein, president and CEO, Leader to Leader Institute formerly the Drucker Foundation

"Here is Max De Pree at his best, and that is very good indeed. In Leading Without Power, De Pree shows us why we cannot master the how-to-dos of effective leadership without also being clear about what leaders>

Synopsis:


"This is a book to be read, reread, shared widely within any organization. Every chapter has pictures for our mind that will remain vivid long after the book is closed. A vibrant testament to human potential, the why of work."
Frances Hesselbein, president and CEO, Leader to Leader Institute formerly the Drucker Foundation

"Here is Max De Pree at his best, and that is very good indeed. In Leading Without Power, De Pree shows us why we cannot master the how-to-dos of effective leadership without also being clear about what leaders—and followers—must be. In doing so, he not only provides us with much practical wisdom about creative leading and organizational health, he also nurtures our souls. This is a book to be savored by all who care about such things as vision, faithfulness, trust, and hope."
Richard J. Mouw, president, Fuller Theological Seminary

"Being CEO of a nonprofit organization is not so much a job as it is a love affair. Why keep at it if it is just going to limp along? Like any love story, my work may have its struggles, and Max De Pree provides the practical help, inspiration, and encouragement that keep me focused and motivated. But he also adds poetry, art, and dance to the work, and to the way I work."
Stephen A. Hayner, president, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Synopsis:

This paperback edition of the best-selling Leading Without Power speaks to the very purpose of our organizations and our lives. Max De Pree finds that the most successful organizations operate not as controlled collections of human resources, but as dynamic communities of free people. And in order to mobilize these communities, leaders must know how to lead without power, because free people follow willingly or not at all. In today's information and knowledge based world, where the true assets go home at night, leaders can no longer force loyalty, they must win it.

About the Author

Max De Pree is chairman emeritus of Herman Miller, Inc., a member of Fortune magazine's National Business Hall of Fame, and a recipient of the Business Enterprise Trust's Lifetime Achievement Award. He has served on the boards of Fuller Theological Seminary, Hope College, and Words of Hope. De Pree is also a member of the advisory board of the Leader to Leader Institute, formerly the Peter F. Drucker Foundation.

Table of Contents

Places of Realized Potential.

What's a Movement.

A Context for Service.

What Shall We Measure?

The Language of Potential.

Service Has Its Roots.

Attributes of Vital Organizations.

Vision.

Trust Me.

Why Risk It?

The Function of Hope.

Elements of a Legacy.

Moral Purpose and Active Virtue.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780787967437
Author:
De Pree, Max
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Author:
Pree, Max de
Author:
DePree, Max
Subject:
General
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Organizational Behavior
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Volunteer Work
Subject:
Business Writing
Subject:
Management / Leadership
Copyright:
Series:
J-B US non-Franchise Leadership
Series Volume:
38
Publication Date:
20030523
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
210
Dimensions:
8.14x5.60x.66 in. .57 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In Leading Without Power, De Pree reveals that the most successful organizations of the Information Age operate not as controlled collections of human resources, but as dynamic communities of free people. Leaders must know how to lead without power, because free people follow willingly--or not at all. De Pree then shows how nonprofits are the ideal example of organizations that transcend "the deceptive simplicity of the bottom line" and set standards for leadership and service that all organizations should reach for. Leading Without Power offers encouragement and hope for creating organizations that inspire the very best in people.
"Synopsis" by , "This is a book to be read, reread, shared widely within any organization. Every chapter has pictures for our mind that will remain vivid long after the book is closed. A vibrant testament to human potential, the why of work."
— Frances Hesselbein, president and CEO, Leader to Leader Institute formerly the Drucker Foundation

"Here is Max De Pree at his best, and that is very good indeed. In Leading Without Power, De Pree shows us why we cannot master the how-to-dos of effective leadership without also being clear about what leaders>

"Synopsis" by ,
"This is a book to be read, reread, shared widely within any organization. Every chapter has pictures for our mind that will remain vivid long after the book is closed. A vibrant testament to human potential, the why of work."
Frances Hesselbein, president and CEO, Leader to Leader Institute formerly the Drucker Foundation

"Here is Max De Pree at his best, and that is very good indeed. In Leading Without Power, De Pree shows us why we cannot master the how-to-dos of effective leadership without also being clear about what leaders—and followers—must be. In doing so, he not only provides us with much practical wisdom about creative leading and organizational health, he also nurtures our souls. This is a book to be savored by all who care about such things as vision, faithfulness, trust, and hope."
Richard J. Mouw, president, Fuller Theological Seminary

"Being CEO of a nonprofit organization is not so much a job as it is a love affair. Why keep at it if it is just going to limp along? Like any love story, my work may have its struggles, and Max De Pree provides the practical help, inspiration, and encouragement that keep me focused and motivated. But he also adds poetry, art, and dance to the work, and to the way I work."
Stephen A. Hayner, president, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

"Synopsis" by , This paperback edition of the best-selling Leading Without Power speaks to the very purpose of our organizations and our lives. Max De Pree finds that the most successful organizations operate not as controlled collections of human resources, but as dynamic communities of free people. And in order to mobilize these communities, leaders must know how to lead without power, because free people follow willingly or not at all. In today's information and knowledge based world, where the true assets go home at night, leaders can no longer force loyalty, they must win it.
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