Learn the leadership skills to build a better, more profitable business with the help of Max DePree. CEO of Herman Miller, Inc. - a firm which ranks high in Fortune magazine's surveys of the most admired, best managed companies, and one of the best companies to work for in America - DePree expounds on an innovative style of business leadership for the 1990s. He emphasizes a humanistic approach, which is responsible for the remarkable success of Herman Miller, Inc. and other respected American companies.
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I must have listened to this book at least 10 times. Max DePree shows some beautyfull insights on the subject of leadership. He states in the beginning of the book that " this book is not a how to book, but more a why to book ". I higly recommend this book :-)
According to the summary, you will "Learn the leadership skills to build a better, more profitable business."
This book has precious little skill-building. It is more like an audio PowerPoint presentation: a series of bullet points presented with little explanation of how to integrate them into leadership behaviors. The bullet points may have been useful in a printed book, as one could then take time to meditate upon a few at a time. As an audiobook it doesn't work.
On top of that the audio quality is very poor, making the book more annoying than useful.
I found this book too verbose. The writer has a vast vocabulary of intellectual words spoken like poetry, but, unfortunately put me to sleep. This is a good book for those who like verbal stimulus but not good for someone like myself who likes a more simple read.
An extremely inspirational piece of literature that defines the reality of leadership. Not a how-to book; much more open ended. This book paints with words a reality that takes years and years to grasp. It is an open door to a landscape to explore and discover. Highly recommended.
Important message! It's just that other people tell it better, like Conscious CapItalism, Dan Pink, and Simon Sinek.
For this being my first book to read as an adult I am so pleased with my life and the direction my calling is taking me.
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