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Publisher's Summary

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.

© Max DePree; (P) Dove Audio, Inc.

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Inspirational

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.

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Beautyfull insights on leadership

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 :-)

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An Audio PowerPoint

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.

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The Almost Bible of Corporate Leadership

I have a problem with someone placing a book at the level of the Bible but came close. Short, to the point, well thought out, makes sense and can be applied.

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Meh

Pretty basic. There were a few take home points here but not many. May be a good book for a beginner but not what I expected from it.

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Great Thoughts About Leadership.

The short listen it is packed with many great ideas about how real leaders act.

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enjoyed this book.

although this won't likely help me that much in a tech company -- the ideas about communication and ownership seem valid.

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excellent book written by a excellent leader

There are lots of nuggets in this book that a person can take away, be it how lead or how to personally grow.

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Important Message!

Important message! It's just that other people tell it better, like Conscious CapItalism, Dan Pink, and Simon Sinek.

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Wonderful read.

I enjoyed reading this book and reflecting on what I can work on to be a more effective leader and how I can be open to the gifts of others.