Max De Pree

Max De Pree on the Work of Leadership

Max De Pree quote, the first responsibility of a leader is to define reality

The first responsbility of a leader is to define reality.
The last is to say thank-you. In between the two,
the leader must become a servant and a debtor.

Max De Pree

This is one of those truly wise understanding of the work of leadership from the outstanding CEO and Chairman of Herman Miller - Max De Pree. I have read many of his books. They are wise, practical and delightful. If you have never read any of his books, I highly recommend Leadership is an Art and Leadership Jazz.

Max De Pree on what Leaders Do


Max De Pree was the incredible sevant leader of the furniture company Herman Miller. De Pree was such a good leader and wrote such excellent books on leadership, that eventually a Max De Pree Center for Leadership was founded

Two of my favorite (still worth reading) books my De Pree are:  
Leadership is an Art
Leadership Jazz

Here is one of the most powerful definitions of the Work of the Leader I have yet encountered. There are three things a leader must do.

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