Leading Without Power: Finding Hope in Serving Community

Max DePree


Leading Without Power: Finding Hope in Serving Community

Leading Without Power: Finding Hope in Serving Community

  • Title: Leading Without Power: Finding Hope in Serving Community
  • Author: Max DePree
  • ISBN: 9780787967437
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Paperback



Simple yet profound, Max De Pree s observations are often quoted by America s top CEOs, educators, and opinion makers The best selling author of Leadership Is an Art and Leadership Jazz, he has done no less than revolutionize leadership thinking and practice Now, in Leading Without Power, De Pree finds that the most successful organizations of the Information Age operateSimple yet profound, Max De Pree s observations are often quoted by America s top CEOs, educators, and opinion makers The best selling author of Leadership Is an Art and Leadership Jazz, he has done no less than revolutionize leadership thinking and practice Now, in Leading Without Power, De Pree finds that the most successful organizations of the Information Age operate not as controlled collections of human resources, but as dynamic communities of free people And in order to mobilize these communities, leaders must know how to lead without power, because free people follow willingly or not at all This is a book to be read, reread, shared widely within any organization Every chapter has pictures for our mind that will remain vivid long after the book is closed A vibrant testament to human potential, the why of work Frances Hesselbein, president and CEO, Leader to Leader Institute formerly the Drucker FoundationDe Pree holds up nonprofits as mirrors of our greatest aspirations places where people work for the opportunity to contribute to the common good, and for the chance to realize their full human potential He calls such organizations movements and challenges others to follow their example Movements, De Pree maintains, transcAnd the deceptive simplicity of a single bottom line and set standards for leadership and service all organizations should reach for They lead not with the power of the paycheck or with bureaucratic carrots and sticks, but with the promise of meaningful work and lives fulfilled For that reason, nonprofit or otherwise, they are the most successful organizations of all Brimming with rich, warm, and wise advice, Leading Without Power takes an enlightened look at the forces that drive selfless accomplishment It offers encouragement and hope for creating organizations that inspire the very best in people And it provides leaders at every level with a new context for effecting positive change Table of Contents Places of Realized Potential What s a Movement A Context for Service What Shall We Measure The Language of Potential Service Has Its Roots Attributes of Vital Organizations Vision Trust Me Why Risk It The Function of Hope Elements of a Legacy Moral Purpose and Active Virtue


Recent Comments "Leading Without Power: Finding Hope in Serving Community"

You don't really read Max De Pree, you just pull up a chair and soak up the wisdom that pours from his pages. While Mr. De Pree passed from this world in August of 2017, his legacy (he addresses the topic of legacy in this book) lives on, in part, in his writings. De Pree writes, "I have written Leading Without Power: Finding Hope in Serving Community in the hope that it will in some modest way help nonprofit organizations and the people in them understand leadership in a new light." As one serv [...]

Max De Pree hit the nail on the head: I do believe people are moving away from materialism and are looking for places to volunteer and lend their skills. Serving the community has always been a passion of mine. Max De Pree asks several questions: Where can you turn to find real meaning? How can you have a positive influence in this society where, at every turn, it makes you question the existence of things, the integrity of its leaders and its promises? Can people truly be trusted? Can I give my [...]

Max De Pree, former CEO of Herman Miller and author of two bestselling books that look at business in a decidedly nontraditional manner, now turns his attention to nonprofits and the way they bring out the best in people. Leading Without Power: Finding Hope in Serving Community addresses the possibility of managing through inspiration rather than domination by drawing a distinction between "organizations" and "movements." While some may argue that his theories are a bit too touchy-feely, De Pree [...]

This book was a short read. De Pree relates nonprofit organizations to movements--places where volunteers and employees are working in order to realize their full potential. I enjoy how he uses scripture to make some of his points, as well as discussing how hope and leaving a legacy are both important in nonprofit organizations. I read the book to supplement the materials in my nonprofit class, but I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in nonprofit organizations.

This book is very interesting. It compares leadership in the for profit and non-profit world. It discusses thriving organizations in terms of their quest for realized potential. The author phrases things really interestingly and it created interesting thoughts, he would often combine words in a way that made me think about things differently. I would recommend this book.

Interesting perspectives on what makes a community, instead of just an organization, seen from both the nonprofit world and the for-profit working world. Makes good comparisons between the two. Easy to follow due to bullet-point-type writing instead of lengthy prose

Quick easy read that allows for a lot of reflection on self. Theme is to be other centered to be trully successful

I am not a big self-help reader. This book was given to me and I really enjoyed it. It covers some good leadership skills that are based on good principles of respect and value.

This book is a great tool for casting vision to implementing it.

Not a bad read - some good things to think about.

Qualities of a leader in volunteer organizations.


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