Leadership Jazz - Revised Edition: The Essential Elements of a Great Leader (Google eBook)

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Crown Publishing Group, Nov 4, 2008 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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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. Today’s 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 Pree’s experience as the chairman of Herman Miller and from people he’s 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.
  

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Review: Leadership Jazz: The Essential Elements of a Great Leader

User Review  - Starla - Goodreads

This book is not as good as Leadership is an Art. DePree still offeres excellent tips and insight into what it means to be a good leader/mentor. It's just not as rich as a few of his other books. Read full review

Review: Leadership Jazz: The Essential Elements of a Great Leader

User Review  - Sean - Goodreads

Disappointing. Too much waffle and not enough substance. Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
Take Five
87
Where Do Ethics and Leadership Intersect?
100
Delegate
120
Do Leaders Have a Future?
164
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About the author (2008)

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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