Leading Without Power Finding Hope in Serving Community

ISBN-10: 0787967432

ISBN-13: 9780787967437

Edition: 2003

Authors: Max De Pree
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Description: 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 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 Foundation De 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

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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/23/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 210
Size: 5.51" wide x 7.91" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction to the Paperback Edition
Thanks
Introduction
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
Epilogue
The Author
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