RESOURCE | Leadership Is an Art

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. 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.

Perhaps most well-known as CEO of Herman Miller, Inc., trustee of Fuller Theological Seminary, and author of multiple leadership books, Max De Pree’s leadership was an art, 1924-2017.

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