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Leadership Jazz: The Essential Elements of a Great Leaderby Max De Pree
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Since it was first published to wide acclaim in 1992, the bestselling Leadership Jazz has firmly placed itself among the great business classics. Former President Bill Clinton called it “astonishing,” and the late Peter Drucker advised, “Read this slowly. This book is wisdom in action.”
Now updated for first time in well over a decade, this powerful book reveals why today, more than ever, leadership is more an art than a science. Todays best leaders, De Pree says, are attuned to the needs and ideas of their followers, and even step aside at times to be followers themselves. Filled with insightful stories from De Prees experience as the chairman of Herman Miller and from people hes met along the way, Leadership Jazz reveals how to:
• Hold people accountable and give them space to reach their potential
• See the needs of employees and those of the company as the same
• Inspire change and innovation
• Work effectively with creative people
Complete with an extensive new introduction from De Pree on why his philosophy is more relevant now than ever before, Leadership Jazz gives you an entirely new way to look at the difficult job of leader.
Complete with an extensive new Introduction from De Pree on why his leadership philosophy is more relevant now than ever before, this timeless classic offers an entirely new way to look at the difficult job of leader.
With nearly 200,000 copies sold, LEADERSHIP JAZZ is widely recognized as one of the great business classics. President Clinton called it “astonishing,” and the late Peter Drucker advised, “Read this slowly. This book is wisdom in action.”
This powerful follow-up to DePree’s bestselling Leadership Is an Art reveals that the best leaders are attuned to the needs and ideas of their followers, and even step aside at times to be followers themselves. Filled with insightful stories from DePree’s experience as the chairman of Herman Miller and from those he’s met along the way, LEADERSHIP JAZZ reveals how to:
•Hold people accountable but still give them space to make mistakes
•Balance the needs of employees with those of the company
•Inspire change and innovation while maintaining a sense of stability
•Work constructively with creative people
Complete with a new introduction from DePree on why his philosophy is more relevant today than ever before, LEADERSHIP JAZZ challenges you to reconsider every assumption you have about leadership.
About the Author
MAX DePREE is the author of Leadership Is an Art. He was CEO and chairman of the board of directors of Herman Miller Inc., and was recently elected by Fortune to the National Business Hall of Fame.
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