30th November 2002 - Leadership is an Art

I spent a day reading "Leadership is an Art" by Max DePree. This was a very warm and inspiring book, as DePree walks through the essence of leadership from positive thinking to weeping.

"The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the leader is a servant."

What triggered me the most about the book was the way of looking at an organization as a group of inspiring individuals, whose exploration and self realization through individual talents and trust was the key to success.

In general a brilliant and easily read book which in my mind ought to be part of any leader’s curriculum...

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